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New Haven Line (Metro-North) Ridership Falls Four Percent
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New Haven Line Ridership Falls Four Percent

By Martin B. Cassidy
Connecticut Post Online (Bridgeport, Connecticut)


Continued job losses in the white-collar finance, insurance and real estate industries contributed to a 4 percent drop in ridership on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line from January to November.

Rail officials said ridership now has declined for 14 months.

"It was just a lousy economy all around," said Marjorie Anders, spokeswoman for the railroad. "The recession had a huge impact on our business."

By contrast, single-ticket sales on nights and weekends, which are less likely to be used by work force commuters, fell only 2 percent for the period, Anders said.

New Haven Line ridership from January to November fell to 33.1 million trips, down from 34.5 million trips last year, Anders said. ............(more)

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