Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Chicago Tribune article states the facts about the CTA’s rail ridership levels.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on June 23, 2009

According to this article from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Transit Authority’s 144 train stations and eight train lines have seen quite the variety in this year’s ridership numbers compared to the same time last year.  “El” train ridership has climbed 4.3% or 3.3 million riders from January to May 2009, compared to the same five-month period in 2008.

The worst rated subway station is the North/Clybourn Red Line station due to its need for a long awaited overhaul and mold that grows on the walls and ceilings.  The best rated train station is the brand spankin’ new Howard Red/Purple/Yellow Line station due to its bright, airy design, new escalators, elevators and a new entrance near a commuter parking garage making it a major transportation center.

The article is pretty interactive and fun to look at because you can check out the ridership numbers other statistics about every train station from every train line.  The South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and River West neighborhoods have seen a dramatic rise in rail ridership compared to the same time in 2008.  Check the article out and a big thank to the Chicago Tribune.

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