Wednesday, August 20, 2008

July 2008 Amtrak Ridership Sets All-Time Monthly Record

A WebWire press release notes Amtrak ridership in July Fiscal Year 2008 increased to 2,750,278, nearly a 14 percent increase, marking the most passengers carried in any single month in Amtrak's 37 year history.  Some highlights:

  • "Our record-setting ridership and ticket revenue in the month of July alone indicate we will end the year with approximately three million new passenger trips in FY09" said Alex Kummant, President and CEO of Amtrak
  • The popularity of the Acela Express service continued in the month of July with a 5.5 percent increase over July 2007. Ticket revenue in the Northeast Corridor reached more than $79 million, a 16.2 percent increase. Ridership on the recently relaunched Northeast Regional trains continued to rise with an 8.8 percent increase in the month of July and revenue topping $41 million


  • Thanks for all the information.
    I am going to commute from Princeton to Philly every weekday starting next month.
    By reading your blog, I feel I am not alone.

    I am hoping I could find people doing the same thing as me and share information.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:06 AM, August 26, 2008  

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