Both commuter rail lines carried 83.4 million riders last year. The stronger economy and more people back to work were credited with the increases.
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.
A new report shows weekend ridership has doubled over the past two decades on the subways but complaints of trains being overcrowded and delayed are also increasing.
An increase in ridership on Metro-North Railroad doesn’t make its riders any happier.
An optimistic spike in ridership over the summer on the Long Island Rail Road has turned into disappointment.
Amtrak says gains were especially strong between Albany and Toronto, where ridership surged 13.8 percent to 386,430.