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Here's How Much Expo Line Ridership Went Up In June

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Explore Santa Monica from the Expo Line. (Photo by Annie Lesser/LAist)
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Metro has released some data regarding how many Angelenos are taking the Expo Line now that it goes all the way to the ocean. According to Metro's The Source, there's been a pretty big jump in ridership since the full line opened on May 20. In April, the line saw an average weekday ridership of 29,047. And in June, that jumped to 45,876. Sundays saw a big increase, too, going from an average of 15,965 riders to 35,995. Blue, Red/Purple and Gold Line boardings also increased over this same time period. May of 2016 was saw an increase of 7.5% in ridership from May of 2015, according to L.A. Magazine.

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(Table via The Source)
Overall, however, the Metro has been declining in ridership since 2014, with its highest total ridership occurring in October of 2013. Metro suggests possible reasons for this trend can be found in increased car ownership and decreased gas prices.

Related: Photos: We Got To Ride The Expo Line Extension To Santa Monica