Mixed Northstar Ridership Numbers in 2011
UNDATED - There's mixed ridership numbers for the Northstar Commuter Rail.
Officials say ridership among daily commuters was up 7% in 2011.
However, overall ridership was down 1%. They say that's because of a train derailment near Fridley in mid-July, which halted all rail service for several days. There were also fewer special event riders last year, compared to 2010.