The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.
“People like them and that, I, believe is a contributing factor to making the railroad more attractive. People are choosing to take the railroad because they know they’re going to get a good ride and a good value,” she told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
Metro-North has also made more trains available, especially for weekend riders.
Anders said the goal is to provide full half hourly service so that people need not check a timetable, they can just head to the station with the assurance that a train will be coming along soon.
“It’s a reliability, a predictability that people find comfortable and that’s our goal in all time periods – off-peak, weekends, nights, everything,” Anders said. “So that’s what we’re working towards little by little.”