California is home to five commuter rail systems that carried an average of 92,500 riders each weekday in the third quarter of 2010.
Systems listed in order of average weekday ridership*
Caltrain (41,000) – Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Metrolink (38,600) – Southern California Regional Railroad Authority
Capitol Corridor (5,300) – Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Coaster (5,100) – North County Transit District
Altamont Commuter Express (2,500)** – San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
*Figures from American Public Transportation Association’s Q3 2010 Ridership Report.
**ACE did not report an average weekday ridership figure for Q3 2010. Given figure is from Q4 2009.