NYC Subway Ridership Is At Its Highest Point Since All the Way Back in 1948 | spoiled NYC

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Apparently New York City's subway ridership is currently at its highest point since 1948. 

That's 1,762,565,419 riders in the year of 2015, with a weekday average of 5,650,610 riders in a day. 

That's an increase of 0.6% from 2014 to 2015 in total. Weekday ridership increased by almost 1%, boasting the highest since 1948 as well. 

Unfortunately, this increase in ridership created an ongoing challenge as to how to successfully transport such a large amount of travelers, while keeping delays and crowding at a minimum. 

Even off-peak hours are seeing the highest amounts of riders ever, which is causing issues for scheduled maintenance. 


MTA NYC Transit President Veronique Hakim stated, "Our subway is now carrying more than 6 million customers on given days and even minor disruptions now can create major delays." 

The Fulton Street station saw an increase of 7.5% in 2015, due to the fact that renovations were completed and the Fulton Center fully reopened in November of 2014. 

The crosstown G line saw an increase of 8.9% ridership during the week, due to a return to full service. 

Due to the fact that many lines are set to close, it's unlikely that these numbers will decrease any time soon. 

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[via MTA Info]