GirlOnTheTrain wrote:MTA Estimates 200,000 Riders To Use 2nd Ave Subway Each Day“On Day One, we will see it serve more than 200,000 people on that line. That’s more than Chicago’s and Boston’s systems combined,” MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said earlier this month at an agency board meeting. “On Day One, we will decrease crowding along the Lexington Ave. line by more than 23,000 people on an average weekday.”
The EGE wrote:Boston's Red, Orange, and Green lines all exceed 200,000 passengers per day. Each. Someone didn't do their research.I'll hunt down the numbers.
The Second Avenue Subway is intended to take pressure off of the Lexington Avenue line. That line has 1.3 million passengers per day (IRT Lexington Avenue Line - Wikipedia), more than every North American rapid-transit system except for New York City's and Mexico City's (List of North American rapid transit systems by ridership - Wikipedia). Chicago has 753,600 and Boston 560,500, more than the Second Avenue Subway's prediction of 200,000, and the largest ridership less than that prediction of Anglo North American cities is in Los Angeles, at 153,000. WIkipedia's page lists Panama City's as 180,000, and Santo Dominigo's as 177,844 (Dominican Republic). Turning to List of North American light rail systems by ridership - Wikipedia, that prediction is neck-and-neck with Los Angeles's numbers. Turning to Commuter rail in North America - Wikipedia, this prediction is neck-and-neck with GO Transit of Toronto, Canada.
So while the Second Avenue Subway will be surpassed by several North American urban-rail systems, it will still have impressive ridership.