Quarterly Ridership Report
Fourth Quarter 2013 - October 1 - December 31, 2013
Total Sound Transit boardings increased by 7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012. Boardings increased on ST Express, Sounder and Central Link, but declined on Tacoma Link and Paratransit. Year-end Sound Transit boardings totaled 30.4 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2012. The year-end totals exceeded the 2013 Budget and Service Implementation Plan ridership targets by over 2 million boardings. Apart from slide-related train cancellations on the Sounder North Line, there were no major service disruptions during the quarter.
ST Express buses had 4 percent more boardings in Q4 compared to the same period of 2012. Total 2013 ridership reached 16.6 million, an 8 percent increase over 2012.
Sounder commuter rail boardings in Q4 2013 were up 5 percent compared to Q4 2012. Year-end ridership totaled over 3 million boardings, an 8 percent increase compared to 2012.
Tacoma Link light rail boardings declined 4 percent from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, and year-end totals were down 2 percent from 2012. Total boardings for 2013 were just over 1 million.
Central Link light rail boardings were up by an impressive 14 percent during the fourth quarter, continuing a year-long trend of double-digit increases. Total boardings for 2013 reached 9.7 million, an 11 percent increase compared to 2012.
Paratransit experienced a 3 percent decline during the fourth quarter, and year-end totals were also down by 2 percent compared to 2012.
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Ridership summaries by month