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Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Record Ridership on December 7

On Saturday, Dec. 7, light rail reached a historic ridership record with 65,773 boardings!  An average Saturday ridership in December 2012 was 33,964 boardings. It was the highest ridership day since light rail began operating in December 2008. Previous ridership record was on Thursday, October 18, 2012 serving an ASU football game with 65,088 boardings.

On Dec. 7, light rail served many well-attended events: ASU Pac 12 Championship football game, Tempe Festival of the Arts, APS Electric Light Parade and the Beyoncé concert at US Airways Center.

Many thanks to our riders who have chosen light rail to travel safely to their favorite Valley destinations! Click here for all Valley Metro Rail monthly ridership reports.




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