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 total number of Amtrak riders reached 14.3 million, a 5 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

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.


  • Rest assured - Amtrak will continue to milk the NEC for every dollar it can and spread that cash around the rest of the system. Cross country tourist trains operate on the backs of East Coast commuters.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 PM, May 16, 2007  

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