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Old 11-26-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Just curious as to the busiest train lines and stations throughout the country. I currently live in DC, but plan on moving back to my hometown of Chicago next year, so here is Chicago:

Busiest Train Line:
CTA Red Line ~270,000 avg weekday passengers

Busiest Train Station:
Clark and Lake ~21,000 weekday passenger entrances


So, what is the busiest in your city?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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For subways it appears the City Hall Station (includes the BSL and MFL) in Philadelphia with ~58K passengers per day - add in the connected suburban station regional rail station and there are an additional ~50K daily weekday riders

These two exceed 30th street at about 55K total per day weekday with Amtrak/Septa/NJT

For a train line its the MFL at 181K riders per day

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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5 points station In Atlanta 52,000 people come thru that station and I would probably say the north and south line is the busiest.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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5 points station In Atlanta 52,000 people come thru that station and I would probably say the north and south line is the busiest.
Quite impressive for Atlanta!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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5 points station In Atlanta 52,000 people come thru that station and I would probably say the north and south line is the busiest.

Interesting, a nexus station- Based on this it looks like ~27K board/depart/transfer at this station daily

Nearly 10 million passengers a year and very formidable for the MARTA system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Points_(MARTA_station)
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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Don't live in a place with a train station, but I used to live on Long Island. Busiest train station in my town was the Huntington commuter rail station with 11,113 weekday riders.

For the metro area, busiest line is the Lexington Avenue line in Manhattan with 1.3 milllion weekday riders. Busiest station is Penn Station. Commuter rail weekday ridership through station is 310,000 passengers with Amtrak adding maybe 25,000 more. Including the two separate subway stations at either end raises the total to around 500,000 weekday riders.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Don't live in a place with a train station, but I used to live on Long Island. Busiest train station in my town was the Huntington commuter rail station with 11,113 weekday riders.

For the metro area, busiest line is the Lexington Avenue line in Manhattan with 1.3 milllion weekday riders. Busiest station is Penn Station. Commuter rail weekday ridership through station is 310,000 passengers with Amtrak adding maybe 25,000 more. Including the two separate subway stations at either end raises the total to around 500,000 weekday riders.

This line by itself has more rail riders than any other city total, crazy

Also I believe Amtrak at Penn is more than 25K probably greater than 30K weekday
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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For DC union station has the busiest Metro station at ~34K with Amtrak and Regional adding probably another 15-20K

The Red Line in DC has daily ridership approaching 280K

List of Washington Metro stations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For subways it appears the City Hall Station (includes the BSL and MFL) in Philadelphia with ~58K passengers per day - add in the connected suburban station regional rail station and there are an additional ~50K daily weekday riders

These two exceed 30th street at about 55K total per day weekday with Amtrak/Septa/NJT

For a train line its the MFL at 181K riders per day
I would say 30th Street station is by far the busiest in Philadelphia. If I'm not mistaken, it is one of the busiest in the U.S...

List of busiest Amtrak stations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

..and this isn't including SEPTA riders or the Market Frankford Line which also passes through 30th Street Station.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Greater Greater Washington just did a run down of the 9 busiest station's on the D.C. metro system today. They do morning (AM), midday, and evening (PM) entry and exit numbers with analysis.

Which Metro stations are busiest? - Greater Greater Washington
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