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Old 04-09-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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2011's subway ridership by station has been released (well, unofficially, but this poster's always right). You can find it here:

***2011 Annual Subway Ridership Statistics***

Note the increase in M ridership as well as gains, particularly in Midtown, for stations that had previously been losing ridership. Almost every stop has seen at least a 1-2% increase in annual passengers.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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The point of this what?

The subway still sucks! The MTA continues to be incompetent, and the Union continues to rip us off.

Mo' people, mo' crowds, mo' repellant!

****

Something to think about, why is it Unions never strike, demanding a better more competent MTA? Benefitting all?
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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The point of this what?
This is a site about data?
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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The point of this what?

The subway still sucks! The MTA continues to be incompetent, and the Union continues to rip us off.

Mo' people, mo' crowds, mo' repellant!

****

Something to think about, why is it Unions never strike, demanding a better more competent MTA? Benefitting all?
Compared to public transportation in the rest of the US, the subway is a godsend. And the TWU is making matters worse for the MTA and wrangling money out of them left and right. By the way, union members held a strike in 2005, which the Taylor Law prohibits them from doing.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Now official with weekday/weekend split:

2011 Subway Ridership w Ranks
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I guess there's no doubt about the BIG TWO: Times Square at 61 Million and Grand Central at 43 Million.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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2011's subway ridership by station
Do the numbers represent those entering the system at each station, through turnstiles? Or also those leaving the system?
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Do the numbers represent those entering the system at each station, through turnstiles? Or also those leaving the system?
Entering. There's no way for them to determine leaving.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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There's no way for them to determine leaving.
Well, technically, if everyone also exited through a turnstile ...
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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The point of this what?

The subway still sucks! The MTA continues to be incompetent, and the Union continues to rip us off.

Mo' people, mo' crowds, mo' repellant!

****

Something to think about, why is it Unions never strike, demanding a better more competent MTA? Benefitting all?
This is what everybody in the world says about their transport system.

In Santiago, Chile the public transportation system is extremely efficient and well priced, with all kinds of routes that cover almost every street from the suburbs to the city (literally) in a timely and very convenient manner.

But you'd never know that listening to people talk about it. You'd think they were being jammed into overpacked seatless torture chambers with cattle prods and chained to the walls and having to pay millions of dollars for it every morning.

I used to say the same thing about the T in Boston when it took me an hour to get from Kenmore Square to North Station (9 stops) in the morning. But it really wasn't true in hindsight. The T is actually really good.

The only public transport system I've ever had to use on a daily basis and will say is horrible is the MARTA in Atlanta. It's so entirely unnecessary and the city only keeps it running because the people vote to continue its funding so they can feel like they actually live in a city instead of a big sprawling rural suburb with a couple of tall buildings. I was so happy to get out Atlanta and as far away from MARTA as possible, it's really, REALLY bad.
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