Metro Ridership Breaks All Time Record
Update, 8:29 p.m.: Metro ridership has surpassed the previous all time record, set just yesterday. People took 973,285 trips as of 7 p.m., agency officials said.
Original post: As of noon, Metro reports ridership at 545,603, which is in line with official predictions that the system would carry as many as 1.6 million people.
On Monday, Metro set a record for the highest ridership of all time, when 866,681 riders used the system.
The previous rail record was set July 11, 2008, when 854,638 rode the system on the day of a Washington Nationals baseball game and a religious conference.
On Sunday, 616,324 people rode the system, surpassing the previous Sunday record by more than 75,000, Metro officials said.
Metro planned to deploy more than 8,000 workers to staff Inauguration Day.
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