Information about bus capacities
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From: Hugh Davenport
Dear Wellington Regional Council,
Attention Margaret Meek
I was on a bus this morning, that was so full it was refusing to pick up passengers (very unusual isn't it!). It was a single decker, bus number 3421 (route 17e, arrived at stop 7718 around 8:42am this morning). I noticed that there was 17 standing passengers, right the way back to the upper deck (which I believe isn't how it is designed). So that was 17 passengers taking up all possible standing room.
I then noticed the placard that said the bus supports 32 standing passengers. I would like to request the following based on that information for all types of buses that operate under the Metlink brand.
- Configuration of standing passengers shown on a top down layout of the bus showing the maximum supported 32 passengers standing, and 43 passengers seated. This should take into account say the average size of an adult human, including legs sticking out from the seats into possible standing area, and ability for standing passengers to hold some support while the bus moves.
If there is no such configuration, or GWRC have to generate this data (ie, they did not have it before this request), then I would like to request whether those numbers are used for the maximum capacity of the bus network, even if it is not possible. I would then like to request what Metlink are doing to make sure they have the capacity that they thought they had but didn't.
From: Sam Horsefield
Wellington Regional Council
Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for your email dated 13 March 2019, requesting information
regarding bus capacities.
Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
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