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Caltrain’s ridership on the decline in 2019
Caltrain has logged a 2.3 percent decrease in 2019 ridership so far for weekday passengers, with an average mid-weekday ridership of about 63,597 passengers.
There was less than a 1 percent increase in traditional peak riders — who travel northbound in the morning peak period and southbound in the afternoon peak period — from 34,373 riders in the same point in 2018 to 34,552 so far in 2019, Caltrain officials said in a press release.
Caltrain also posted a 5.5 percent increase in midday riders, 7 percent decrease in reverse peak riders — those who travel southbound in the morning peak period and northbound in the afternoon peak period — and 16.4 percent decline in evening riders throughout 2019. Ridership was up at 11 stations and down at 18.
The 10 most popular train stations so far are San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose Diridon, Mountain View, Redwood City, Hillsdale, Sunnyvale, Millbrae, San Mateo and 22nd Street.
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