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Public transport ferry service is used mostly in Auckland, with much smaller numbers in Wellington, Canterbury, and the Bay of Plenty. As with other public transport services in Auckland, ferry boardings have been growing.


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Core dashboard information


Public transport ferry boardings. Boardings include SuperGold Card passengers, who ride for free. The Cook Strait ferries are not considered to be public transport ferries.

Boardings are the number of passengers that board ferry services. Patronage that is reported on is related to:

all contracted/funded services

all commercial services available to the public and recorded in the region’s passenger transport register or regional passenger transport plan, unless they are considered to be not material or relevant (based on the impact on the transport network)

The following services should not be included:

commercial services not on the passenger transport register or in the regional passenger transport plan, including fare paying school services

Ministry of Education funded services.

Nature of data

Primary source NZ Transport Agency, direct from the Passenger Transport team, not from Smartmovez
Custodian of data NZ Transport Agency
URL http://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/userfiles/transport-data/PTPerformance.html
Frequency Annual

Regional. Breakouts by SuperGold Card and non-SuperGold Card passengers are available at the above URL.

Quality of the data


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