Hidden in the business case for electrification to Pukekohe is some patronage data for the group of Southern, Eastern and Onehunga line stations. The data is for both the number of people boarding and alighting services at stations and my understanding is based on manual passenger counts done in May each year. I am unsure about is if both the Britomart and Newmarket figures include Western line passengers.
There are a couple of stations that really perform poorly, Mangere was only ever used by a handful of services and passengers could only alight but that has already ceased. Te Mahia has hardly changed in almost a decade and isn’t listed in the RPTP suggesting it could be set to close. Others that seem to remain consistently low are Westfield and Remuera although at least with the later we probably need more data to see the impact of the station upgrade which happened after these counts were done. One thing that is noticeable is the impact that station upgrades have e.g. Glen Innes was upgraded in 2006 and saw a 32% increase, Panmure was moved with a new station in early 2007 with a 75% increase and Papatoetoe was upgraded in 2006 and saw a 72% increase.
AT can we please have this for the Western Line. Also surely some 2012 data must be floating around as the counts were done almost seven months ago so that would be nice to see too.