“Cut Rail Fares For Flyers: Report”
A March 12, 2010 article in The Sydney Morning Herald detailed a Booz & Company report for Sydney Airport Corporation that concluded rail travel to Sydney Airport would soar by 1.1 million journeys a year should the private operators of the airport train stations agreed to slash fares. Steep fares for passengers using the four airport stations were forcing people to use cars, the report found. “The premium fares also act as a strong disincentive to use the Airport Link stations,” it added. “'Fare reform represents a quick win in terms of increasing the attractiveness of rail as a means of travelling to and from Sydney Airport.” In its report, Booz & Company determined that that incorporating the four Sydney Airport Link stations into the subsidized CityRail fare system would mean an immediate 26 per cent increase in rail trips to the airport.