Series VPRS 8122
Traffic Summary Sheets
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1919
  Series in Custody 1916 - 1919
  Contents 1916 - 1919
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1919 Tramway Board VA 2693
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : chronological arrangement by weekly and monthly date
    ** September of 1919 missing **

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    Series in
    custody : none apparent

    Contents in
    custody : none apparent

    This series consists of weekly and monthly traffic summary sheets which served to report on ticket sales, numbers of passengers receipt details, car details and numbers of trips. Weekly and monthly fare statistics for the following tram routes in the metropolitan system are recorded on these handwritten sheets:

    - Richmond
    - Carlton
    - Fitzroy
    - North Carlton
    - Prahran
    - Windsor
    - Esplanade
    - Clifton Hill
    - Brunswick
    - Nicholson Street
    - Victoria Street

    Each monthly traffic sheet has been bundled together with its respective weekly traffic sheets. Two other types of traffic records entitled "Ticket balance Sheet" and "Average and Largest Number of Cars and Buses Used on each Line each day" were usually part of each bundle. These last two types of traffic records were monthly collated figures.

    The weekly traffic summary sheets had brief descriptions of weather conditions listed for each day.

    It is thought that this series existed only for the life span of its creating agency, the Tramway Board (VA 2693) from 1916 to 1919. Statistics provided by this series concerning passengers and revenue can be found in a yearly summary format in the Tramway Board's Annual Report and Statement of Accounts.

    (** The month of September for 1919 is not extant. **)


    Preservation Statement

    This series is in good condition. For its continued preservation, handle with care.

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P0001 1916 - 1919 Open 3
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