Amtrak Record

Amtrak Record

Oct 22, 2012 at 7:07 am

Amtrak hauled more than 31-point-two million passengers in fiscal year 2012 – a new record for annual ridership.   Passenger traffic increased three-point-five percent for the year ending September 30th and ticket revenue climbed nearly seven-percent.   All 15 Amtrak long-distance routes experienced gains.  The Empire Builder which runs through North dakota and Minnesota climbed nearly                   16-percent.   A total of 154,864 North Dakotans rode the rails during the 12-month span – including over 20-thousand through the Grand Forks station.





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