Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Friday, May 08, 2009

NYC Subway Ridership Since 1902

Here's a really interesting map of the NYC subway system which graphs overall ridership for each station going back to 1902. If you think the trains are crowded now according to the map the peak was around the 40's. It was actually much higher, and without air conditioning that must have been hell. Anyway, the other cool parts are seeing the huge drop in the 70's and 80's when NYC essentially became a war zone and people were terrified to go underground.

These days we're still pretty far off from the peak and the fare hikes won't help. One of the few stations that is actually higher then the peak is the Bedford L, which is not at all surprising.

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