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Ridership On Metro-North Railroad Breaks Record In 2015

New York transit officials say ridership increased on the nation’s two largest commuter railroad systems last year, according to a story on lohud.com.
New York transit officials say ridership increased on the nation’s two largest commuter railroad systems last year, according to a story on lohud.com. Photo Credit: File

New York transit officials say ridership increased on the nation’s two largest commuter railroad systems last year, according to a story on lohud.com.

There were a record number of riders on the Metro-North Rail Road in 2015. More than 86 million people rode on the commuter rail system that connects New York City, its northern suburbs and Connecticut, lohud.com said.

In addition, there was also an increase of riders on the Long Island Rail Road. The LIRR saw the highest number of riders since 1949 with a total of 87.6 million commuters last year, lohud.com said.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast attributed part of the increase to a generation of young adults who value public transportation, lohud.com said.

Read the full lohud.com story here.

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