Te Huia – by the numbers

With Te Huia back in the news we researched up-to-date data from the Minister of Transport during Parliamentary question time on July 3.

Financially we have significant concerns when the operating loss for the past 11 months is $5,716,504, or an operating subsidy of $88.31 per passenger.

It is an expensive transport trial that shifts an average of 245 passengers a day when the Waikato Expressway moves 25,000 people in the same period. Here are the figures.

For the 11 months to 31 May:

  • Patronage: 64,733 passengers or 5,885 / month

  • Revenue: $175,611 or $15,965 / month

  • Operating expenditure: $5,892,115 or $535,647 / month (including consultants expenses of $448,969 over the last 11 months)

  • Fare subsidy: $88.31 average per passenger per one way trip

Te Huia services:

  • One-way fares from Frankton to The Strand range from $9 to $18

  • 2 services per day, Mon-Fri

  • Frankton to The Strand scheduled time is 2 hours 30 minutes

InterCity bus services:

  • One-way fares from Hamilton Transport Centre to SkyCity Auckland range from $20 to $56

  • 9 services per day, Mon-Sun

Times range from 1 hour 35 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes depending on scheduled time of travel. 


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