(DNAINFO) Ben Fractenberg | December 10, 2015 — If it seems a little more crowded on the subway of late, that’s because it is.
The MTA had the most commuters on Oct. 29 since ridership record keeping started in the late 1940s, with more than 6.2 million people riding the rails, the agency reported Thursday. That’s 50,000 more people than the previous record set in October 2014.
“The relentless growth in subway ridership shows how this century-old network is critical to New York’s future,” MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast said in a statement. “Our challenge is to maintain and improve the subways even as growing ridership puts more demands on the system.”
October’s weekly ridership was nearly 6 million, the highest of any month in more than 45 years.