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According to CityRealty's blog 6sqft: "Before the L train added an extra ninety-eight weekly round trips in 2012, trains were filled to 116 percent of their stated capacity—that’s about 1,345 people per train, with some cars packing in 32% more than
According to CityRealty's blog 6sqft: "Before the L train added an extra ninety-eight weekly round trips in 2012, trains were filled to 116 percent of their stated capacity—that’s about 1,345 people per train, with some cars packing in 32% more than the maximum. Fast forward to 2014, the MTA reports that ridership is at an all-time high, and the L line has had the largest percentage increase in the entire system (5.3% or more than 6,000 riders per weekday over the year). Ridership increased at every station on the line, including an 8.1% increase at the Bedford Avenue station. Weekday numbers have increased at Bedford Avenue alone by more than 50% since 2007. Additional cars were introduced this June accommodate new riders, but if you’re a daily L rider, especially one that hails from Brooklyn, the difference has been negligible."

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  1. John Suttleworth September 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm
    Travel time across the East River is not the crux of the matter. The numbers of passengers per hour (Translates into people per gondola) and then what happens at disembarking. Where do the commuters go from there to complete their commute. The subway is a complete system. Gondalas are not.