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Ridership Gains on MTA’s Railroads

MTA Railroads Gain Ridership in 2013
MTA Railroads Gain Ridership in 2013

Metro-North’s annual east of Hudson ridership last year was the highest in the railroad’s history, at 81.8 million, surpassing the previous east of Hudson record of 81.5 million rides that was set in 2008. A surge in train travel over the last three months of 2013 helped boost MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ridership for the second year in a row with the LIRR recording a 2% jump in passenger rides over 2012 totals.

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad each carried 83.4 million passengers in 2013. For more details on each railroad’s ridership gains, click here for the Long Island Rail Road and click here for Metro-North Railroad.