Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Metro-North ridership grows, surpasses LIRR for first time

Metro-North Railroad carried 82 million passengers last year, passing Long Island Rail Road in annual ridership for the first time ever.
Long Island Rail Road posted 81 million rides in 2011, a decline from 81.4 million the year before, according to the railroads’ numbers.
Metro-North’s ridership was the second-highest in its 29-year history, despite the pounding both railroads took from harsh winter storms, two tropical storms and October’s freak snowfall. Continued

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