List of North American rapid transit systems by ridership

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The following is a list of all heavy rail rapid transit systems in North America, ranked by ridership. These kinds of systems are also known as metro or subway systems. 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 2013 and average weekday ridership figures for the Fourth Quarter (Q4) of 2013 come from the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Ridership Reports statistics for the Fourth Quarter (Q4) of 2013,[1] unless otherwise noted. Ridership figures for Mexico come from Banco de Información Económica's INEGI reports.[2]

List[edit]

System Country City/Area
served
Annual
Ridership
(2013)[1][2]
Ave. daily
weekday
boardings
(Q4 2013)[1][2]
System
length
Ave. daily
boardings
per mile
(Q4 2013)
Year
opened
Stations Lines
1 New York City Subway  United States New York City 2,651,804,600 8,733,800 7002232000000000000232 miles (373 km)[3] 37,644 1904[note 1] 468 24
2 Mexico City Metro  Mexico Mexico City 1,685,366,482[note 2] 4,735,986[note 3] 7002140750000000000140.75 miles (226.5 km)[4] 33,648 1969 195[5] 12[5]
3 Montreal Metro  Canada Montréal 356,096,000 1,256,200 700143000000000000043 miles (69 km)[6] 29,214 1966 68 4
4 Toronto subway and RT  Canada Toronto 309,490,400[note 4] 1,007,800[note 4] 700142400000000000042.4 miles (68.2 km)[7] 23,769 1954 69 4
5 Washington Metro  United States Washington, D.C. 273,464,800 855,300 7002106300000000000106.3 miles (171.1 km)[8] 8,046 1976 86 5
6 Chicago 'L'  United States Chicago 228,864,400 734,900 7002102800000000000102.8 miles (165.4 km)[9] 7,149 1892 145 8
7 Monterrey Metro (Metrorrey)  Mexico Monterrey 170,609,110[note 2] 483,065[note 3] 700120000000000000020 miles (32 km)[10] 24,153 1991[11] 31[12] 2[12]
8 MBTA Subway[note 5]
(Blue, Orange, and Red Lines)
 United States Boston 166,672,800 549,100 700138000000000000038 miles (61 km)[13] 14,450 1901 53 3
9 BART  United States San Francisco
Bay Area
124,747,400 400,300 7002104000000000000104 miles (167 km)[14] 3,049 1972 44 5
10 SkyTrain  Canada Vancouver 120,439,900[note 6] 379,400[note 7] 700142600000000000042.6 miles (68.6 km)[15] 8,906 1985 47 3
11 SEPTA[16][17][note 5]
(Broad Street (Orange),
Market–Frankford (Blue), and Norristown High Speed Lines)
 United States Philadelphia 98,438,000 333,600 700136700000000000036.7 miles (59.1 km)[18] 9,090 1907 74 3
12 PATH  United States New York City 72,798,500 248,100 700113800000000000013.8 miles (22.2 km)[19] 17,978 1908 13 4
13 MARTA  United States Atlanta 69,905,400 221,200 700148000000000000048 miles (77 km)[20] 4,647 1979 38 4
14 Panama Metro  Panama Panama City N/A 170,000[21] 70008500000000000008.5 miles (13.7 km) 20,000 2014 12 1
15 Metro Rail[note 5]
(Purple and Red Lines)
 United States Los Angeles 51,030,700 168,200 700117400000000000017.4 miles (28.0 km)[22] 9,667 1990 16 2
16 Santo Domingo Metro  Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 49,335,480[23][note 8] 153,200[23]
[note 3][note 9]
700117000000000000017.0 miles (27.4 km)[24][25] 9,012 2008 30 2
17 Miami Metrorail  United States Miami 21,275,400 72,700 700124900000000000024.9 miles (40.1 km)[26] 2,980 1984 23 2
18 Baltimore Metro Subway[note 5]  United States Baltimore 15,034,400 48,500 700115500000000000015.5 miles (24.9 km)[27] 3,129 1983 14 1
19 Tren Urbano  Puerto Rico (USA) San Juan 10,974,500 42,300 700110700000000000010.7 miles (17.2 km) 3,953 2004 16 1
20 PATCO Speedline  United States Philadelphia 10,542,200 36,300 700114200000000000014.2 miles (22.9 km)[28] 2,556 1936 13 1
21 RTA Rapid Transit[note 5]
(Red Line)
 United States Cleveland 6,422,800 18,631[note 3] 700119000000000000019 miles (31 km)[29] 981 1955 18 1
22 Staten Island Railway  United States New York City 4,220,600 15,900 700114000000000000014.0 miles (22.5 km)[3] 1,136 1860 22 1
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 2013.[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 2013 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 2013 is obtained by averaging the Average Daily Ridership for the twelve months in 2013, 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 2013 Total Ridership figure for this system.
  4. ^ a b This ridership figure is the sum of the "Heavy Rail (HR)" and "Intermediate Rail (IR)" figures for Toronto from the APTA Ridership report – in other words, this figure includes ridership on the Scarborough RT line which APTA considers to be "Intermediate Rail (IR)".
  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. ^ Figure is the annual ridership for 2012.
  7. ^ Figure is from the Third Quarter (Q3) of 2013.
  8. ^ Annual ridership figure for 2013 is approximate – it is based on averaging the ridership figure for the Santo Domingo Metro's first 10 months of 2013, and then extrapolating the annual ridership figure.
  9. ^ Figure is from the Third Quarter (Q3) of 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "APTA Ridership Report - Q4 2013 Report" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (via: http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/RidershipArchives.aspx ). February 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Banco de Información Económica". INEGI. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. p. 150. 
  4. ^ "Datos de operacion" [Operational data] (in Spanish). Metro de la Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Datos de operacion" [Operational data] (in Spanish). Metro de la Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  6. ^ "UrbanRail.Net - North America - Canada - Montréal - Montréal Metro". Robert Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net). 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  7. ^ "2012 - TTC Operating Statistics". 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  8. ^ "Metro Facts 2013" (pdf). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  9. ^ "Facts at a Glance". Chicago Transit Authority. December 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "Sistema de Transporte Colectivo - Metrorrey - Historia" [System of Collective Transport - Metrorrey - History] (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  12. ^ a b "Red Metro" [Metro Network (map)] (jpg) (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  13. ^ "About the T - Financials - Appendix: Statistical Profile". MBTA. 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  14. ^ "BART - System Facts". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 213. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  15. ^ "State of Good Repair". TransLink. March 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  16. ^ "SEPTA - Media Guide" (pdf). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  17. ^ "SEPTA Operating Facts - Fiscal Year 2012" (pdf). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  18. ^ "SEPTA - Spring 2012 Route Statistics" (pdf). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  19. ^ "Facts & Info - PATH - The Port Authority of NY & NJ". 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  20. ^ "System Updates". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). August 5, 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  21. ^ http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/unos-170-pasajeros-viajan-metro-panama/23776227
  22. ^ "Facts at a Glance". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  23. ^ a b "Resumen de Datos Operativos Octubre 2013" [Summary of Operating Data October 2013] (pdf). opret.gob.do (via: http://opret.gob.do/Transparencia/Estadisticas.aspx) (in Spanish). Metro Santo Domingo. November 11, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  24. ^ "Línea 1" [Line 1] (in Spanish). Oficina para el Reordenamiento de Transporte (OPRET). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  25. ^ "Línea 2 - 1ra Etapa" [Line 2 - 1st Stage] (in Spanish). Oficina para el Reordenamiento de Transporte (OPRET). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  26. ^ "Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade Transit - Metrorail". Miami-Dade County. July 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  27. ^ "Visitors Ride Guide" (pdf). Maryland Transit Administration (via: http://mta.maryland.gov/content/visitors). Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  28. ^ "PATCO - A History of Commitment". PATCO. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  29. ^ "2012 Annual Report - Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. December 31, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-21.