The PTA’s Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS), estimates patronage on the rail network will approximately double by 2031, putting pressure on the existing infrastructure used by passengers to get to the stations.
To determine what future investment is needed to meet these access demands in a safe and efficient way, the PTA is undertaking a Station Access Improvement Program.
Focusing on a preferred hierarchy of modes, being walking, cycling, bus, drop off and finally parking, the Program looks at how passengers currently access stations, barriers to using other modes, future access requirements and finally recommends a package of measures to enable access to stations in line with the PTA’s growth projections and policies. It will also provide an opportunity to integrate the station’s access options with adjacent land use developments and Local Government’s structure plans.
The Program will individually assess each of the 71 stations across the network by reviewing existing patronage data, conducting passenger mode surveys and analysing future forecasts.
The Station Access Strategies will be developed in a staged approach across the network and with a target completion of mid-2018. Strategy development begins with administering mode surveys to help understand how passengers are currently accessing each station and any issues on their journey.
||Strategies in development
||Mode surveys undertaken August - September 2017
||Mode surveys begin late 2017
||To start in 2018