Amtrak Sets Ridership Record in 2013

Amtrak set a new ridership record in Fiscal Year 2013, carrying 31.6 million passengers, the railroad announced.

This year’s record breaks the high mark set during Fiscal Year 2012, when the railroad carried 31.2 million passengers. The latest record is the 10th ridership record the railroad has set in the last 11 years.

Trains operating on the Northeast Corridor saw a 0.2 percent decline in ridership while state-supported trains saw a 2.2 percent increase in riders. Amtrak’s network of long-distance trains experienced a 0.4 percent increase in the number of passengers.

In addition to ridership gains, the railroad also posted a 4.2 percent increase in ticket revenue during the fiscal year.

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