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The following is a list of all commuter rail systems in the United States, ranked by ridership. All figures come from the American Public Transportation Association's Ridership Reports Statistics[1] for the fourth quarter of 2009, unless otherwise noted. Dates are given for all figures; the most recent available are used.

Rank System Largest city served Ridership
(average weekday)
Date Route miles Opened Notes
1 Long Island Rail Road New York 330,200 Q4 2009 700 1836 [2]
2 Metra Chicago 307,800 Q4 2009 495 1984 [3]
3 MTA Metro-North Railroad New York 281,100 Q4 2009 384 1983 [4]
4 New Jersey Transit rail operations New York 276,000 FY 2007 951 1983 [5][6]
5 MBTA Commuter Rail Boston 130,800 Q4 2009 368 1973 [7]
6 SEPTA Regional Rail Philadelphia 120,800 Q4 2009 289 1983
7 Metrolink Los Angeles 38,400 Q4 2009 512 1992 [8]
8 Caltrain San Francisco and San Jose 35,900 Q4 2009 77 1987 [9][10]
9 MARC Baltimore and Washington DC 30,300 Q4 2009 187 1984
10 Virginia Railway Express Washington DC 16,300 Q4 2009 90 1992
11 NICTD South Shore Line Chicago 12,500 Q4 2009 90 1903 [11]
12 SFRTA Tri-Rail Miami 12,400 Q4 2009 72 1987 [12][13]
13 Trinity Railway Express Dallas and Fort Worth 9,400 Q4 2009 34 1996
14 Sounder Commuter Rail Seattle / Tacoma 8,900 Q4 2009 80 2000
15 UTA FrontRunner Salt Lake City 5,300 Q4 2009 44 2008
16 NCTD Coaster San Diego 4,200 Q4 2009 41.1 1995
17 New Mexico Rail Runner Express Albuquerque 3,800 Q4 2009 97 2006
18 Altamont Commuter Express San Jose 2,500 Q4 2009 86 1998
19 Shore Line East New Haven 1,900 Q4 2009 59 1990
20 Westside Express Service Beaverton 1,100 Q4 2009 15 2009
21 Music City Star Nashville 700 Q4 2009 32 2006

Notes

  1. ^ Public Transit Ridership Report, Fourth Quarter 2009. American Public Transportation Association.
  2. ^ About the MTA Long Island Railroad: http://www.mta.info/lirr/pubs/aboutlirr.htm
  3. ^ About Metra: http://metrarail.com/general.html
  4. ^ About the MTA Metro-North Railroad: http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/aboutmnr.htm
  5. ^ NJ Transit ridership reaches 856,000 trips a day New Jersey Transit official site
  6. ^ New Jersey Transit facts-at-a-glance: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/an_factsataGlance_FY.pdf
  7. ^ About the T-Financials-Appendix:Statistical profile: http://www.mbta.com/uploadedFiles/About_the_T/Financials/9_Appendix.pdf
  8. ^ American Public Transportation Association, Commuter Rail Ridership Report, First Quarter 2008.
  9. ^ Caltrain Facilites and Statistics: http://www.caltrain.com/caltrain_statistics.html
  10. ^ Indiana DOT information page
  11. ^ Overview of Tri-Rail Tracking Status: http://www.tri-rail.com/double_tracking/fact_sheet.htm
  12. ^ Tri-Rail urged to hike fares

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