COMMUTER RAIL

Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Locational data provided by MTA

Locational data provided by MTA

The Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and New Jersey Transit serve suburban commuters to New York City. These three systems carried nearly 900,000 passengers combined on a typical weekday in 2012.

LIRR and NJ Transit arrive to New York City at Penn Station, while Metro-North terminates at Grand Central Terminal. MTA operates and maintains the LIRR and Metro-North, and partners with New York City to ensure the smooth operations of commuter rail in the region.

Commuter rail histories:

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Sources

American Public Transportation Association. “Ridership Report Archives.” 2013.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, "The MTA Network." 

New York State Department of Transportation, "Passenger Rail Service in New York State."