List of North American rapid transit systems by ridership

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This is a list of North American rapid transit systems by ridership. These heavy rail or rapid transit systems are also known as metro or subway systems. This list of systems in North America does not include light rail, even when they are integrated with heavy rail. Daily and annual ridership figures are based on "average weekday unlinked passenger trips" (where transfers between lines are counted as two separate passenger "boardings" or "trips"), unless otherwise indicated (e.g., Mexico City and Monterrey, whose figures are the average for all days, not just weekdays). For metro systems in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada, the annual ridership figures for 2014 and average weekday ridership figures for the Fourth Quarter (Q4) of 2014 come from the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) ridership reports statistics,[1] unless otherwise noted. Ridership figures for Mexico come from Banco de Información Económica's INEGI reports.[2]

System Country City/area
served
Annual
ridership
(2014)[1][2]
Avg. daily
weekday
boardings
(Q4 2014)[1][2]
System
length
Avg. daily
boardings
per mile
(Q4 2014)
Year
opened
Stations Lines
1 New York City Subway  USA New York City 2,758,485,000 9,060,800 7005373367808000000232 miles (373 km)[3] 39,055 1904[note 1] 468[4] 24[4]
2 Mexico City Metro  Mexico Mexico City 1,561,613,597[note 2] 4,307,384[note 3] 7005226515168000000140.75 miles (226.5 km)[5] 30,603 1969 195[6] 12[6]
3 Montreal Metro  Canada Montreal 357,706,800 1,263,800 700469201792000000043 miles (69 km)[7] 29,390 1966 68 4
4 Toronto rapid transit[note 4]  Canada Toronto 324,738,500 1,093,300 700468236185600000042.4 miles (68.2 km)[8] 25,785 1954[8] 69[8] 4[8]
5 Washington Metro  USA Washington, D.C. 271,160,000 829,200 7005188293248000000117 miles (188 km)[9] 7,087 1976[9] 91[9] 6
6 Chicago 'L'  USA Chicago 239,100,200 753,600 7005165440563200000102.8 miles (165.4 km)[10] 7,331 1892[10] 145[10] 8[10]
7 Monterrey Metro (Metrorrey)  Mexico Monterrey 177,540,056[note 2] 519,689[note 3] 700432186880000000020 miles (32 km)[11] 24,984 1991[12] 31[13] 2[13]
8 MBTA Subway[note 5]
(Blue, Orange, and Red Lines)
 USA Boston 174,820,200 560,500 700461155072000000038 miles (61 km)[14] 14,750 1901 53[14] 4[14]
9 BART  USA San Francisco
Bay Area
132,314,200 447,200 7005167371776000000104 miles (167 km)[15] 4,300 1972[15] 44[15] 5[16]
10 SkyTrain  Canada Vancouver 117,727,200 390,600 700468558054400000042.6 miles (68.6 km)[17] 9,169 1985 47[17][note 6] 3[17]
11 SEPTA[18][19][note 5]
(Broad Street (Orange),
Market–Frankford (Blue), and Norristown High Speed Lines)
 USA Philadelphia 96,709,400 342,600 700459062924800000036.7 miles (59.1 km)[18][20] 9,335 1907 75[19] 3[19]
12 PATH  USA New York City 73,649,000 250,700 700422208947200000013.8 miles (22.2 km)[21] 18,167 1908 13[22] 5[22]
13 MARTA  USA Atlanta 71,504,600 232,100 700477248512000000048 miles (77 km)[23] 4,876 1979 38[23] 4
14 Panama Metro  Panama Panama City n/a 180,000[24] 70041367942400000008.5 miles (13.7 km)[25] 21,176 2014 12[26] 1[26]
15 Santo Domingo Metro  Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 61,270,054[27] 177,844[27]
[note 3]
700427358848000000017.0 miles (27.4 km)[28][29] 10,461 2009 30[28][29] 2[28][29]
16 Metro Rail[note 5]
(Purple and Red Lines)
 USA Los Angeles 48,724,700 153,000 700428002585600000017.4 miles (28.0 km)[30] 8,793 1993[30] 16[30] 2[30]
17 Miami Metrorail  USA Miami 21,722,100 74,600 700440072665600000024.9 miles (40.1 km)[31] 3,057 1984 23[31] 2
18 Baltimore Metro Subway[note 5]  USA Baltimore 14,555,100 48,000 700424944832000000015.5 miles (24.9 km)[32] 3,097 1983 14[32] 1[32]
19 Tren Urbano  Puerto Rico (USA) San Juan 10,087,500 33,700 700417219980800000010.7 miles (17.2 km) 3,150 2004 16 1
20 PATCO Speedline  USA Philadelphia 10,007,300 35,300 700422852684800000014.2 miles (22.9 km)[33] 2,486 1936[33] 13[33] 1[33]
21 Staten Island Railway  USA New York City 7,228,600 26,900 700422530816000000014.0 miles (22.5 km)[3] 1,921 1860 22[3] 1[3]
22 RTA Rapid Transit[note 5]
(Red Line)
 USA Cleveland 6,203,200 16,995[note 3] 700430577536000000019 miles (31 km)[34] 894 1955 18[34] 1[34]
For a given population size, Mexican and Canadian cities tend to have higher public transit usage.

Sources:

  • American Public Transportation Association - Transit Ridership Report - Q4 2014.[1]
  • Banco de Información Económica - Instituto Nacional de Estadísitica y Geografía (INEGI)[2] (Note: INEGI only provides monthly figures - figures in table above are for the Q4 2014 monthly average, then divided by 30 days to get the daily average.)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The current system incorporates elevated sections built in 1870.
  2. ^ a b This Annual Ridership figure for 2014 is obtained by averaging the Average Daily Ridership for the twelve months in 2014, and then multiplying that figure by the number of days in a year.
  3. ^ a b c d This is the Average Daily Ridership figure, not an Average Weekday Ridership figure - it is averaged from the Q4 2014 Total Ridership figure for this system.
  4. ^ Totals represent the sum of the "Heavy Rail (HR)" and "Intermediate Rail (IR)" figures for Toronto from the APTA ridership report – in other words, figures include stations and ridership on Line 3 Scarborough (RT), which APTA considers to be an IR line and which the local transit authority includes in the rapid transit system for mapping and administrative purposes.
  5. ^ a b c d e This rapid transit system is integrated with a light rail system; only the parts of the system that are rapid transit/metro, and that are not light rail, are counted in the statistics presented here.
  6. ^ Counting two transfer stations (Commercial–Broadway Station and Waterfront Station) only once; counting them twice there are 49 stations.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Banco de Información Económica - Instituto Nactional De Estadística Y Geografía - Comunicaciones y transportes". Instituto Nactional De Estadística Y Geografía (INEGI). March 2015. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). June 21, 2013. p. 146. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b "The MTA Network - New York City Transit at a Glance". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Datos de operacion" [Operational data] (in Spanish). Metro de la Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Datos de operacion" [Operational data] (in Spanish). Metro de la Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  7. ^ "UrbanRail.Net - North America - Canada - Montréal - Montréal Metro". Robert Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net). 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  8. ^ a b c d "2013 - TTC Operating Statistics". 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  9. ^ a b c "About Metro". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Facts at a Glance". Chicago Transit Authority. Spring 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  11. ^ "Comunicaciones y transportes - Principales características del sistema de transporte colectivo metrorrey (Longitud en servicio)" (in Spanish). Banco de Información Económica - Instituto Nacional de Estadísitica y Geografía (INEGI). Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  12. ^ "Sistema de Transporte Colectivo - Metrorrey - Historia" [System of Collective Transport - Metrorrey - History] (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  13. ^ a b "Red Metro" [Metro Network (map)] (JPG) (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  14. ^ a b c "Ridership and Service Statistics, Fourteenth Edition 2014" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. July 2014. pp. 3–4, 6. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  15. ^ a b c "BART - System Facts". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  16. ^ "BART - Schedules By Line". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  17. ^ a b c "State of Good Repair". TransLink. March 2013. p. 3. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  18. ^ a b "SEPTA - Media Guide" (PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). 2013. pp. 7, 11. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  19. ^ a b c "SEPTA Operating Facts Fiscal Year 2013" (PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). June 30, 2013. pp. 4–6. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  20. ^ "SEPTA Route Statistics 2014" (PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Service Planning Department. Spring 2014. pp. 9, 13, 221. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  21. ^ "World Trade Center Progress" (PDF). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. February 2010. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  22. ^ a b "Maps & Schedules • Maps". The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  23. ^ a b "System Updates". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). August 5, 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  24. ^ "Metro cambia patrones de consumo en Panamá" [Metro changing consumption patterns in Panama]. Capital Financiero (in Spanish). March 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  25. ^ "Conoce la Línea 1 del Metro de Panamá" [Meet Line 1 of the Panama Metro] (in Spanish). Metro de Panamá. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  26. ^ a b "Línea 1 Conoce los accesos a sus estaciones" [Line 1 Explore access to stations] (PDF) (in Spanish). Metro de Panamá. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  27. ^ a b "Informe de Evolución de la Demanda Diciembre 2014" [Report on Changes in Demand December 2014] (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección de Operaciones Metro de Santo Domingo [Directorate of Operations Santo Domingo Metro] (via: http://opret.gob.do/Transparencia/Estadisticas.aspx). January 7, 2015. p. 7. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  28. ^ a b c "Línea 1" [Line 1] (in Spanish). Oficina para el Reordenamiento de Transporte (OPRET). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  29. ^ a b c "Línea 2 - 1ra Etapa" [Line 2 - 1st Stage] (in Spanish). Oficina para el Reordenamiento de Transporte (OPRET). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  30. ^ a b c d "Facts at a Glance". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). August 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  31. ^ a b "Miami-Dade Transit - Metrorail". Miami-Dade County. March 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  32. ^ a b c "Visitors Ride Guide" (PDF). Maryland Transit Administration (via: http://mta.maryland.gov/content/visitors). Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  33. ^ a b c d "PATCO - A History of Commitment". PATCO. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  34. ^ a b c "2013 Annual Report - RTA Facts". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-05.