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January 2009 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Combined ridership and revenue levels for the 10 largest urban transit systems in Canada decreased in January 2009 compared with the same month last year.

These 10 companies represent about 80% of total urban transit across the country.

Ridership levels fell 7.6% to 111.9 million passenger trips in January from January 2008 levels.

The decrease in ridership pulled revenue (excluding subsidies) down 7.6% from January 2008 to $189.9 million.

The declines in both ridership and revenue were heavily influenced by a labour-management dispute involving an urban transit provider.

Available on CANSIM: table 408-0004.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2745.

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