gokeefe wrote: ↑Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:31 pm Take another look at that fact sheet. Roanoke is producing more passengers than Norfolk. Unreal ...I think you're missing the aspect of the tidewater region. Newport News and Norfolk are a comparative stone's throw apart. As such, someone can look at the schedule and their transportations options and decide which station they wish to use. If you add NPN into the equation, the tidewater region dwarfs the Roanoke numbers.
A couple of other things jump out at me. If you look at the top ridership pairs, ROA-WAS is number 10. However, NFK is nowhere to be found. The trend of NFK passengers traveling through as noted years ago in the Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Newport News NE Regional Servicethread seems to hold up:
ThirdRail7 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:46 amAdditionally, check out WBG. I figured 94's schedule change would have a significant impact on ridership and it shows. I can only imagine what ridership would look like if WBG didn't have a later departure on weekends.afiggatt wrote:I included DC. To give you an idea, let's say there are 30 riders boarding at NFK. 14 would travel north of DC, 10 would travel to DC and 6 would travel to points in VA.ThirdRail7 wrote: There isn't much intrastate travel coming from NFK or PTB. The vast majority of the riders are through passengers.The Norfolk service started just before the holiday travel period which would distort the numbers. The February, March, April numbers should provide a better view of what the trip patterns for Norfolk look like as the service becomes established. In this case, does through passengers include NFK-WAS or just those going north of DC?