Research and statistics
Fare evasion surveys are conducted by PTV in May and October each year to measure the rate of fare evasion on the public transport network.
Victorian Official Fare Compliance Series: October 2015
The October 2015 fare compliance survey covered the three metropolitan modes of train, tram and bus, as well as V/Line train services.
Metropolitan network fare compliance is at 96 per cent. This is the highest recorded level of fare compliance since fare evasion data began being captured in 2005.
The results show the number of people paying their way has increased on metropolitan buses and regional trains, while fare compliance remained steady on metropolitan trains and trams.
More than 97 per cent (97.4%) of metropolitan train users, 95 per cent (95.2%) of tram travellers, 94 per cent (94.9%) of metropolitan bus passengers and 95 per cent (95.1%) of V/Line passengers travelled with a valid ticket.