Contact Us

Northstar Ridership Down in 2012

mn-getonboard.com

UNDATED — Ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line dropped in 2012 compared to the year before.

New figures released by Metro Transit in the Twin Cities shows about 3,100 fewer Northstar riders, or about a half-percent lower than in 2011.

Metro Transit says a 13% reduction in the number of riders traveling to special events downtown was offset partly by an increase in the core weekday commuters. For the year, commuter ridership was up 4%.

A fare reduction in August caused a big jump in ridership over the remaining months of 2012. Higher-than-projected numbers from the newly-opened Ramsey station also contributed to the weekday numbers.

Overall, 700,276 rides were reported on Northstar in 2012.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.