Check out 2011 Ridership Data!

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Some interesting tidbits:

  • The M Subway line had several of the stations with the highest growth in the system, stemming from the June 2010 service changes that re-routed the M Subway line via 6th Avenue in Manhattan and Queens Blvd.  Several stations served by the M Subway had large increases, due to continuing growth in Williamsburg and Bushwick and the new one-seat ride on weekdays to Greenwich Village and Midtown.  Stations no longer served by the M Subway had decreases – Broad St riders diverted to nearby 2 Subway3 Subway, 4 Subway5 Subway and R Subway stations to reach southern Brooklyn, and Bowery riders diverted to Essex St and Broadway-Lafayette.
  • We continue to see strong growth in northern Brooklyn on the western portions of the L Subway and J Subway lines running through Williamsburg and Bushwick that have seen an influx of new residents and activities.
  • The Aqueduct-North Conduit Ave station on the A Subway line saw a large ridership increase after the closure of Off-Track Betting (OTB) in December 2010.  Ridership at Aqueduct-North Conduit Ave. also nearly tripled after the opening of the Resorts World Casino at the racetrack on October 28, 2011.
  • Ridership increased at N SubwayR Subway local stations (especially Prince St, 23 St, and 28 St) in part due to the June 2010 re-route of the N Subway to run local (replacing the W Subway), which provided service to Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge from those stations.  The Broadway Line also serves a lot of tourist destinations and benefited from the strong visitor numbers.
  • Stations between 21 St (Queens) and Myrtle-Willoughby Aves on the G Subway line saw increases in ridership.  However, most of the weekend growth was due to shuttle buses replacing trains along part of the line on 17 weekends in 2010 versus only two weekends in 2011.
  • 176 St on the 4 Subway line had a large increase due to the end of construction on the step-street leading from the neighborhood west of the station.  While the street was under construction, riders diverted to the Mt. Eden Ave. station.

Court Square had a large ridership decrease, as a result of the free in-station transfer that opened at the complex.  Prior to June 2011, riders had to swipe their MetroCard to transfer between the 7 and E SubwayG SubwayM Subway, and were counted twice when making the transfer.  Total ridership probably hasn’t changed much, but the transfers are no longer reported as additional riders.

Check out 2011 Ridership Data!