QLD bus timetable reliability falling

Translink reports lowest percentage of buses running on time since 2009

QLD bus timetable reliability falling
Comparatively, Queensland’s bus timeliness is still acceptable by most standards

A new Translink quarterly report shows Queensland’s buses are less likely to run on time than they were over the last few years.

With 93.26 per cent of buses running on time, the minimum reliability target of 90 per cent set by Translink has been met, though figures have been declining.

In Q1 2014-15 reliability was at 96.59 per cent, then dropped to 95 per cent by Q4 2014-15.

Buses in inner-Brisbane were less likely on-average to be on time at 87.90 per cent, although the Southern Region (Logan and the far-north Gold Coast region) had the least reliable buses at 82.95 per cent.

According to the Translink data, the current downward trend in reliability could see the state average drop to around 91 per cent over the next couple of months – although the average has not dropped below the 90 per cent threshold in recent years.

On a positive note, Brisbane’s eastern region – the eastern suburbs out to Cleveland – has been seeing consistently reliable buses averaging around 98 per cent reliability.

Comparatively, Queensland’s bus timeliness is still acceptable by most standards, as it is above the average rate of on-time arrivals for bus-lane-riddled Melbourne.

In the same period, Public Transport Victoria reports 79.4 per cent of bus services as being on time, though it notes the process used to measure timeliness recently became stricter, and that buses averaged around 90 per cent on time previous to the new system.

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