NYC Subway Ridership At 65-Year High
Wall Street Journal:
New York City’s subway system carried 1.75 billion customers last year, as ridership grew by the highest annual amount in more than 65 years, according to new figures released Monday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority data show ridership grew 2.6% in 2014—some 5.6 million customers rode the system on an average weekday and six million people rode it on the average weekend. Not that riders need a reminder, but the increased numbers aboard the city’s subway system are a direct reflection of new residential development, redevelopment and growth in certain population areas, according to the MTA’s New York City Transit division. Weekday ridership has risen by more than 500,000 over the last five years, the MTA said, with weekday ridership up systemwide by an average 132,000 last year alone.Ranked by average daily ridership, these are the five busiest stations in the NYC system.