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.

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