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Metrorail sets ridership record

Metrorail's average Saturday ridership is about 350,000. The day of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/Fear it was 825,437, officials said, surpassing a 1991 rally celebrating Operation Desert Storm.

Metro ridership averages about 750,000 each weekyday. The most trips for the rail system in its 34-year history occurred for the inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009 when 1,120,000 trips were recorded.

Here's a list of the transit agency's top 5 Saturdays.

1. Oct. 30, 2010: Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: 825,437
2. June 8, 1991: Desert Storm celebration: 786,358
3. Oct. 4, 1997: Promise Keepers rally: 725,909
4. April 4, 2009: Cherry blossoms and sports: 713, 148
5. April 3, 2010: Cherry blossoms and sports: 674, 173

From the Post's archives:
Metro logs more than 500,000 trips for Beck rally Saturday

By Michael Bolden  | November 1, 2010; 3:49 PM ET
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