Denver A Line ridership rises for the first time since September

October and November saw declining A Line ridership figures, but in December, people started riding in greater numbers.

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The University of Colorado A Line. Jan. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The University of Colorado A Line. Jan. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

October and November saw declining A Line ridership figures, but in December, people started riding in greater numbers.

Perhaps this suggests a different seasonality for Colorado’s train to the plane — people could be riding it more when they’re going to their holiday destinations. Furthering this theory, Saturday ridership figures for the A Line rose to their highest ever, over 82,000 boardings. That’s about 7 percent above the average monthly Saturday boardings for November.

Altogether, December total ridership numbers were about 4 percent higher than the average thus far. Here’s what all that looks like:

How many people are riding the A Line?
(Megan Arellano/Denverite)

(Megan Arellano/Denverite)