ST. CLOUD -- 2013 was a good year for the Northstar Link Commuter Bus line.

Link ridership grew by 9.4% last year, the fourth straight year of record year-over-year ridership numbers. More than 55,000 commuters used the Northstar Link in 2013.

Last week, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities announced the Northstar Commuter Train had a 12.4% increase in ridership in 2013. The more than 787,000 riders was the highest number in the line's four-year history as well.