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Sydney’s public transport growing back differently post-pandemic

Apr 30, 2021COVID19 News

Sydney’s public transport will not return to pre-pandemic levels until international borders reopen, according to the network’s chief operations officer Howard Collins, but light rail patronage had increased by 630 per cent from lockdown in April 2020 to March 2021, compared with trains which bounced back by 220 per cent and buses by 159 per cent.

Despite the growth, he said Sydney’s public transport was a long way off returning to pre-pandemic levels, and once it did, the make-up of the network would likely be vastly different.

“As soon as we see more international movement … until that comes back I don’t think we’ll see a substantial uplift again.” Mr. Collins said.

Read the full article on The Sydney Morning Herald