Metro-North And LIRR Ridership Nosedives Due To Coronavirus
Ridership on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North plummeted in March due to COVID-19. The LIRR saw a 97% decline and Metro-North, a 94% decline. Fewer trains are running on both services.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects a loss of 7 million riders in April on Long Island.
Metro-North has recorded weekly losses of nearly $125 million.
However, Long Island Rail Road saw its best on-time performance rate last month in eight years.
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