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Buses, trains and time: what’s really happening

The latest report on public transport performance, compiled from Metlink’s own (scarce) data by stalwart transport nerd Mike Mellor. Data to 10 March.

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Buses, trains and time: what’s really REALLY happening

Are our buses and trains more on time and reliable, less so, or just different? It’s been much too hard to tell from official information.  But rejoice: it’s public-spirited transport nerds to the rescue again!

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Are Wellington public transport users waking up?

Wellington’s had pretty decent public transport for a long time, but our aspirations for the services had plateaued at “pretty OK”.  Is this changing? 

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A fare comparison

Go to Auckland, enjoy their fancier public transport… but your rides may be getting pricier.  We may have crappier services (integrated ticketing anyone?!) but we’re in NZ’s (expensive) ballpark for fares.  

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Which Way to Welly? CBD Transport Data Analysis!

Thanks to some great data collection and cooperation between the city and regional councils, Wellington has been tracking how people get into our city since the year 2000. We have a look at how things are placed, and how our city is changing. Get ready for the stats!

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“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: valuing transport infrastructure when it’s not there

When you’ve had something for a while – like trains, or buses, or parking – you don’t realise what it contributes until suddenly one day it’s not going. Strikes, closures and acts of God are a great opportunity to test – what is this contributing and what happens when we’re without it?

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My Favourite Commute – Seattle Freeze and Speed

This week’s My Favourite Commute comes from Talk Welly crew-member Chris Vogliano, who remembers discovering the magic of light rail in Seattle.

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My Favourite Commute – Sydney Summers

Millions of people live, work and move across the vast Sydney region every day. Some commuters travel an hour or more into the city from Newcastle, the Blue Mountains or Wollongong. Our website content wrangler Alex MacGibbon didn’t have a long commuter trip, but remembers it vividly – a typical Sydney pattern of home, work,…

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My Favourite Commute – The People Trains Catch

In the second of our series, Damon Hyland – one of Talk Wellington’s social media gurus – shares his photography essay from South Africa.

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My Favourite Commute: Ground Level Guangzhou

For the first in a new series, Talk Wellington’s Project Manager reminisces…

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