eNewsletter for November 28, 2011 December 1st, 2011
This is what I find really interesting. Comparing the 563 which replaced the 565 we find that it had 39% less ridership and 23% less revenue. Despite the less than stellar On Time Performance of the Surfliners the 563 was the only train to lose ridership and revenue compared to the year before. But what I find more interesting is looking at the 763, the first train to Santa Barbara. The ridership of the 763 more than doubles the ridership of the 565 and almost triples the revenue. Looks like the best way to increase ridership and revenue is to extend trains, not skip stations to run faster.