Data driven insights
Connect relies on data from our members to inform travel behaviour change campaigns, analyse travel demand and to share with all tiers of government to improve travel options to and from Macquarie Park and North Ryde.
With high levels of growth expected over the next 20 years and the significant accessibility challenges faced across multiple transport modes, long-term strategic transport and land use data for Macquarie Park and North Ryde is vital in guiding and prioritising the future development of transport infrastructure and services.
Pre-Metro Opal data for Macquarie Park and North Ryde
TfNSW supplied Connect Opal data for Wednesday 7 September 2016. In preparation for the temporary rail shutdown Connect analysed train station data to ascertain the number of trips and the time those trips are taken to inform temporary rail shutdown planning for our members.
Macquarie University Station
Total trips: 24,692
Arriving: 12,588 - Departing: 12,104
This station is frequented outside peak times due to travel demand from shoppers and students. More travellers arrive by train than depart which tells us that this station is a meeting place and travellers choose different modes for their return journeys.
Macquarie Park station
Total trips: 9,356
Arriving: 4,673 - Departing: 4,683
This station is frequented mostly during peak times due a high concentration of adult travellers - almost 90% are adult tickets. Prior to the shutdown train users will be encouraged to shift their journeys to avoid the most congested periods.
North ryde station
Total trips: 4,486
Arriving: 2,287 - Departing: 2,199
This station is frequented mostly during peak times due a high concentration of adult travellers - 83% are adult tickets. Prior to the shutdown train users will be encouraged to shift their journeys to avoid the most congested periods.