9 Apr 2007 15:11 UTCMon 9 Apr 2007 - 3:11 pm UTC
I would like a list (limited to Top 20) of the highest passenger traffic train stations and bus depots in North America. Please list in descending order with the busiest first.
10 Apr 2007 05:22 UTCTue 10 Apr 2007 - 5:22 am UTC
You are correct barneca- 20 train + 20 bus please.
10 Apr 2007 14:40 UTCTue 10 Apr 2007 - 2:40 pm UTC
These are tough questions and perhaps it would be better to split them up into two, one for trains stations and the other for bus terminals, even then, it will be difficult. The closest I have come is stats for Amtrak stations and if you'd like, I can provide you with the fifty busiest Amtrak stations plus the top three Canadian stations. The busiest bus terminal is Port Authority in New York but that's a long way from a list of twenty.
Port Authority Bus Terminal
"The world's busiest bus terminal in the heart of New York City, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is the region's primary ground transportation facility, and the largest bus terminal in the United States".
Perhaps someone else will have better luck, if not, please let me know if you'd accept the Amtrak list plus three Canadian stations as an answer if you split up your question.
10 Apr 2007 18:58 UTCTue 10 Apr 2007 - 6:58 pm UTC
This appears to be one of those searches that you think will be simple enough assuming that the bus or train organizations would have this data. So much for assuming...
Ok I'll split the question. Please consider this as the "Train" one.
11 Apr 2007 02:59 UTCWed 11 Apr 2007 - 2:59 am UTC
As you've gathered by now, this question is tougher than it looks. No one seems to have (yet) ranked individual stations by size -- most of the available statistics are for train lines, rather than for individual stations.
However, it seems self-evident that the largest stations are in the major cities, and I'd be glad to put together a list of the major stations in the largest cities in the US, if that would be of help.
I don't think the stations themselves, can be put in rank order, though.
Let me know your thoughts on this.