Ridership Statistics

  • Bus
  • Rail
  • Systemwide

Bus Ridership Estimates

Bus – Directly Operated

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 909,780 957,937 1,039,567
Average Saturday Boardings 609,747 682,178 696,619
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 434,709 483,059 516,932
Total Calendar Month Boardings 24,627,693 26,218,621 27,718,975

Directly operated bus ridership includes Orange and Silver Line ridership.

Bus – Contract

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 44,107 46,404 49,347
Average Saturday Boardings 26,234 29,720 29,624
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 18,141 20,537 21,777
Total Calendar Month Boardings 1,165,995 1,242,460 1,285,443

Bus – Systemwide

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 953,887 1,004,341 1,088,914
Average Saturday Boardings 635,981 711,898 726,243
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 452,850 503,596 538,709
Total Calendar Month Boardings 25,793,688 27,461,081 29,004,418

Directly operated bus ridership includes Orange and Silver Line ridership.

Orange Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 24,077 25,369 25,640
Average Saturday Boardings 14,486 16,798 15,686
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 10,476 11,632 12,510
Total Calendar Month Boardings 640,018 683,470 676,244

Silver Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 13,833 12,935 12,197
Average Saturday Boardings 5,637 5,526 5,591
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 4,065 4,117 3,756
Total Calendar Month Boardings 347,199 327,259 301,037

Rail Ridership Estimates

Red/Purple Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 143,708 150,421 165,526
Average Saturday Boardings 96,678 95,624 115,287
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 76,928 84,974 66,393
Total Calendar Month Boardings 3,932,920 4,116,625 4,335,541

* Red/Purple Line Dec. 2014 Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings revised (11/15/15)

Blue Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 72,790 82,365 84,771
Average Saturday Boardings 37,743 56,963 58,544
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 27,988 47,052 44,469
Total Calendar Month Boardings 1,892,297 2,275,151 2,281,176

Blue Line estimates do not include Expo boardings.

Expo Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 30,371 30,262 27,360
Average Saturday Boardings 22,142 22,751 21,194
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 16,321 16,997 16,032
Total Calendar Month Boardings 838,346 841,756 755,524

Green Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 39,294 40,403 43,432
Average Saturday Boardings 19,873 24,519 29,792
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 15,508 17,643 20,076
Total Calendar Month Boardings 1,021,509 1,075,163 1,151,700

Gold Line

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 46,673 44,707 42,107
Average Saturday Boardings 29,762 29,550 30,150
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 26,058 23,696 25,740
Total Calendar Month Boardings 1,276,138 1,220,228 1,159,286

Rail Systemwide Ridership Estimates

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 332,836 348,158 363,195
Average Saturday Boardings 206,198 229,409 254,968
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 162,803 190,362 172,710
Total Calendar Month Boardings 8,961,210 9,528,923 9,683,227

Includes Expo Line ridership.

* Red/Purple Line Dec. 2014 Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings revision above affected Rail systemwide and overall systemwide ridership estimates (11/15/15).

Systemwide Ridership Estimates

Bus – Systemwide

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 953,887 1,004,341 1,088,914
Average Saturday Boardings 635,981 711,898 726,243
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 452,850 503,596 538,709
Total Calendar Month Boardings 25,793,688 27,461,081 29,004,418

Directly operated bus ridership includes Orange and Silver Line ridership.

Rail Systemwide Ridership Estimates

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 332,836 348,158 363,195
Average Saturday Boardings 206,198 229,409 254,968
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 162,803 190,362 172,710
Total Calendar Month Boardings 8,961,210 9,528,923 9,683,227

Includes Expo Line ridership.

* Red/Purple Line Dec. 2014 Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings revision above affected Rail systemwide and overall systemwide ridership estimates (11/15/15).

Systemwide Ridership Estimates

  Dec. 2015 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013
Average Weekday Boardings 1,286,723 1,352,500 1,452,109
Average Saturday Boardings 842,179 941,306 981,211
Average Sunday and Holiday Boardings 615,653 693,958 711,419
Total Calendar Month Boardings 34,754,898 36,990,004 38,687,645

Includes Expo Line ridership.

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