List of North American Light Rail Systems By Ridership

The following is a list of all light rail rapid transit systems in North America, ranked by ridership. All figures are average weekday unlinked passenger trips. In the United States, these come from the American Public Transit Association's Ridership Reports Statistics for the fourth quarter of 2007, unless otherwise noted. Dates are given for all figures; the most recent available are used.

The question of which systems would count as 'light rail transit systems' is debatable.

Rank System Largest city served Weekday
ridership
Date Route miles Stations Stations per Mile Year opened
1 C-Train Calgary 271,100 Fourth quarter of 2007 27.8 37 1.33 1981
2 Green Line (MBTA) Boston 267,000 Second Quarter 2008 26.0 74 2.85 1897
3 Toronto streetcar system Toronto 258,100 Second Quarter 2008 190.0 N/A N/A 1861
4 Monterrey Metro Monterrey 217,700 Second Quarter 2008 14.3 28 1.95 1991
5 Guadalajara Metro Guadalajara 190,000 Fourth Quarter 2007 15.1 29 1.92 1989
6 San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco 147,800

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