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Trains Feel More Crowded? That’s Because They Are

Amtrak

The New York Observer is reporting that Amtrak’s ridership is increasing on the Northeast Corridor. According to the Observer, it “increased over 3.2 percent annually in June, from 878,671 passengers to 907,316, according to new figures from the national rail service.”

They also crunched the numbers on ridership for fiscal year 2008 (October – June) versus 2007:

In 2008, 5.6 million passengers traveled the Northeast corridor (Washington to Boston), versus 5 million in 2007, an 11% increase.

Travel on Acela, the Northeast-only express service, increased by 8%, from 2.4 million to 2.6 million riders.. Read “Amtrak Northeast Ridership Up 3 Percent,” by Leigh Kamping-Carder for The New York Observer