Metrolink Ridership Update – December 2015 Edition

Time for an update on Metrolink ridership, up through FY16Q2 (October – December 2015) data. Here’s the breakdown of data by stations.


Last time, we mentioned that it looked like the declines in ridership had started to level out, and hoped that new Metrolink CEO Art Leahy would be able to get those numbers moving in the right direction. Ridership has started to creep back up at many stations, but the effect of the $2 station-to-station fare on the Antelope Valley Line is undeniable. It still has a long way to go just to get back to where it was, but it’s better than further declines.

With that, I’ll let the graphics speak for themselves. Here’s the update of the rolling 12-month averages, broken down by line.


Here’s a look at the top 10 and bottom 10 stations for ridership gained (or lost) over the period from June 2010 to December 2015 (all based on rolling 12-month averages).


6 thoughts on “Metrolink Ridership Update – December 2015 Edition

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  2. ExpoRider

    These charts don’t include one station: LA-Union Station. Why don’t you show a graphic of Metrolink ridership at LAUS? It would also be interesting to see total ridership on each of the Metrolink routes.

    1. devin

      It’s because you can’t break out LAUS ridership by line, just total boardings. So you can’t allocate it to any line in particular. For scale, it’s about 12-13k per month which looks like maybe 30% of total boardings (which assuming everyone takes round trips, I think implies 60% of trips start or end there)!


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