Seattle’s Sound Transit set all-time ridership records on its commuter trains, buses and light rail in September with average weekday boardings topping 98,000 system wide. The average weekday number tops the old record of 96,488 set in August and is a 13% improvement over September 2011.
Ridership is up almost 12% through September compared to last year.
Sound Transit saw particularly strong growth on the Sounder North commuter rail line, which set a new record of 1,212 average weekday boardings – a 19% jump over September 2011.
Central Link light rail continued its strong annual growth with an average of 28,549 weekday boardings, a 13% improvement over 2011. Special events in September helped Link set a new record for 27,773 average Saturday boardings.