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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012

MARC, MTA set ridership records in February

The last MARC train of the night to Baltimore prepares to leave Union Station. (Sarah L. Voisin - The Washington Post)
Did your MARC train seem a little more crowded last month? There’s a reason: MARC trains set a record with an average weekday ridership of 35,210 in February, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Monday.

The previous high for MARC ridership was 34,618 in November 2011.

MARC ridership was up 6.1 percent overall for the same period in 2011. The biggest increase was on the Camden Line, which jumped 7.9 percent, followed by the Penn Line’s 6.7 percent increase and the Brunswick Line’s 3.2 percent improvement.

The MTA also set an overall record in February with an average weekday ridership of 414,867 across the system, which includes Commuter Bus service. The previous record of 411,785 was set in September 2008.

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Tags:  MARC, MTA, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Area Regional Commuter, mass transit, public transportation

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