192,597 Passengers Took Trolley to Comic-Con

MTS said ridership for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con increased from last year

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:20 PM PDT
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192,597 Passengers Took Trolley to Comic-Con

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A whopping 192,597 people took the trolley to Comic-Con last week, MTS confirmed Wednesday.

According to statistics released by MTS, trolley ridership increased by nearly 4% from last year over the five days spanning the massive pop culture convention.

MTS said many trolleys were standing-room-only throughout Comic-Con, and there was little trouble aboard with costumed crowds.

“We had absolutely no incidents related to people attending Comic-Con over the entire five days of the show,” said Paul Jablonski, chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transit System. “From every aspect, our operations for the Comic-Con convention were a huge success.”

For the convention, MTS operated special Green Line trains from Santee and Mission Valley into the Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter. This gave riders quick, direct service to downtown.

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