List of United States commuter rail systems by ridership

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The following is a list of commuter rail systems in the United States, ranked by ridership. All figures come from the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Ridership Reports Statistics[1] for the Fourth Quarter of 2013, unless otherwise indicated.

Rank System Major cities
served
Annual
Ridership
(2013)[1]
Average
Weekday
Ridership
(Q4 2013)[1]
Route
miles
Ridership
per mile
(Q4 2013)
Year
Opened
Lines Stations
1 MTA Long Island Rail Road New York 97,090,300 334,100 321[2] 1040.8 1834[3] 11[3] 124[3]
2 MTA Metro-North Railroad New York 83,326,200 298,700 385[4] 777.9 1983[5] 6[4] 122[4]
3 New Jersey Transit Rail New York / Philadelphia 81,942,000 302,000[6][note 1] 398.2 758.4 1983[7] 11[8][note 2] 164[8]
4 Metra Chicago 73,603,100 292,600 487.7[9] 600.0 1984 11[9] 241[9]
5 SEPTA Regional Rail Philadelphia 36,532,900 130,900 280[10] 467.5 1983 13[10] 153
6 MBTA Commuter Rail Boston / Providence 34,865,700 124,400 368[11] 338.0 1973 13[11] 127[11]
7 Caltrain San Francisco / San Jose 16,294,900 50,800 77 659.7 1987 1 32
8 Metrolink Los Angeles / San Bernardino 11,543,600 40,800 388[12] 105.2 1992 7[12] 55[12]
9 MARC Train Baltimore / Washington, D.C. 9,147,000 34,100 187 182.4 1984 3 43
10 Virginia Railway Express Washington, D.C. 4,520,600 15,900[note 3] 90[13] 138.7 1992 2[13] 18[13]
11 Tri-Rail Miami 4,351,000 14,800 70.9[14] 208.7 1987 1[14] 18[14]
12 UTA FrontRunner[15] Salt Lake City / Ogden / Provo 3,800,400 14,700 88 167.0 2008 1 16
13 NICTD South Shore Line Chicago / South Bend 3,606,800 11,600 90 128.9 1903 1 20
14 Sounder Commuter Rail Seattle / Tacoma 3,035,500 11,900 80 148.8 2000 2 9
15 Trinity Railway Express Dallas / Fort Worth 2,144,900 8,000 34 235.3 1996 1 10
16 NCTD Coaster San Diego / Oceanside 1,689,200 5,200 41[16] 126.8 1995[16] 1[16] 8[16]
17 Capitol Corridor San Jose / Oakland
/ Sacramento
1,615,400 4,300 168 25.6 1991 1 15
18 New Mexico Rail Runner Express Albuquerque 1,082,400 3,500 97 36.1 2006 1 13
19 Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) San Jose / Stockton 1,019,700 4,100 86 47.7 1998 1 10
20 Capital MetroRail Austin 817,300 2,400 32[17] 75.0 2010 1 9[17]
21 Northstar Line Minneapolis 787,300 2,500 40 62.5 2009 1 6
22 Shore Line East New Haven 658,000 2,200 59 37.3 1990 1 13
23 A-Train Denton 521,700 2,000 21 95.2 2011 1 6
24 Westside Express Service Beaverton 478,600 2,000 15 133.3 2010 1 5
25 Music City Star Nashville 245,900 900 32 28.1 2006 1 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This figure is from NJ Transit's Fiscal Year 2013 First Quarter, which covers the calendar period July 2012 to September 2012.
  2. ^ There are 12 lines operated by NJ Transit, including the MTA Metro-North Railroad Port Jervis Line which in this list is counted with the MTA Metro-North Railroad entry in the table.
  3. ^ This figure is obtained by taking the total Q4 2013 ridership figure for the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) from the APTA report, and dividing it by 64 (the number of weekdays in a 90-day quarterly period) – the VRE does not run on weekends, so the ridership figure provided by APTA is accumulated entirely from weekday ridership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ a b c "Long Island Rail Road - General Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  4. ^ a b c "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011" (pdf). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). June 21, 2013. p. 147. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  5. ^ "MTA Metro-North Railroad - MNR About MNR". Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  6. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS - First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2013 - July through September, 2012" (pdf). NJ Transit. November 2012. p. 17. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  7. ^ "NJ Transit - About Us - History & Structure". NJ Transit. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  8. ^ a b "NJ Transit Facts at a Glance Fiscal Year 2012" (pdf). NJ Transit. March 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  9. ^ a b c "Metra Passenger Operations" (pdf). Metra. October 14, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  10. ^ a b "SEPTA - Media Guide" (pdf). SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority). 2013. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  11. ^ a b c "About the T - Financials - Appendix: Statistical Profile" (pdf). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). 2007. pp. 103–104, 106. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  12. ^ a b c "VRE Strategic Plan Executive Summary" (pdf). Virginia Railway Express. May 2004. p. v. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  13. ^ a b c "Transportation Division - Moving Around - Tri-Rail". City of Fort Lauderdale. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  14. ^ "Five Years of FrontRunner". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  15. ^ a b c d "COASTER Fact Sheet" (pdf). North County Transit District. January 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  16. ^ a b "Data and Statistics - Fast Facts". Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Fiscal Year 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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