Wednesday, May 16, 2007
NEC continues to be Amtraks busiest route with 5.7 million passengers, increase from 5.4 million from same period year prior
The biggest growth between October and March was in Amtra's short-distance routes outside the U.S. Northeast, with more than 12.3 million passengers traveling. Amtrak's NEC continued to be the railroa's busiest route, with 5.7 million passengers traveling during the first seven months of Amtrak's fiscal year.
This is good that Amtrak is seeing increased ridership. Will this keep fares flat? I doubt it, they'll likely continue to push through fare increases year over year. I've heard no news on commuter Smart Pass pricing being revisited, so it's still a lot to commute from Philly to NYC.
This info obtained from the M&C site.