A visual history of Metrorail ridership, station by station

In a black and white photograph, a man and a woman sit inside a metrorail car. As seen from the outside of the car, the two are looking out of their window, the woman, with a large afro hairdo, applies lipstick. The man is wearing a backwards baseball cap and a denim jacket.

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A couple sits on a Metrorail train in 2016.

let's put Metorail's woes into context. Below, we've used an official average daily ridership dataset from Metrorail, passed on by Hyattsville Economic Development Corporation, to chart the system's changing ridership fortunes. Broken down station-by-station, the data allows you to see how each expansion of Metrorail has impacted ridership on other parts of the system.
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