Traralgon line worst for country fare evasion: PTV
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 15:31, Friday 22 March 2013
FIGURES from a Public Transport Victoria fare evasion study show the Traralgon line has the highest fare evasion rate of any regional railway line in the state.
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The study found an estimated 6.6 per cent of Traralgon line passengers travelled without a valid ticket or concession card in October last year – 2.1 per cent above the state average of 4.5 per cent.
PTV surveyed the Traralgon, Seymour, Bendigo, Geelong and Ballarat lines as well as metropolitan public transport routes as part of the study.
The state-wide fare evasion average for surveyed train, tram and bus services was 9.4 per cent.
The Geelong line had the lowest estimated fare evasion rate of regional services at 3.1 per cent: 3.5 per cent below the Traralgon line estimate.
This was the first year V/Line services were included in the study.
The next fare evasion survey will be conducted in May.
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