NY Subways Set One-Day Record

New York City Subway ridership set a modern one-day record on Thursday, October 24, 2013, when 5,985,311 riders were counted entering the system, according to reporting by Matt Flegenheimer in The New York Times (Nov. 21).  This is the highest one-day count since the subway started recording daily ridership in 1985.  Subway officials say there was nothing happening in particular on that day, but that ridership tends to increase in the fall, when people have returned from summer travels, and that for some reason, Thursdays seem to have the highest ridership.  The previous record was set about a year earlier, when 5,938,726 riders used the system on October 11, 2012—also a Thursday.