Amtrak hits record 30 million passengers

    Commuting on Amtrak this morning? You’re part of a record-setting year:

    Amtrak officials say their trains carried more than 30 million passengers in the past 12 months, the most in one year since the passenger railroad was created four decades ago.

    The company said in a statement yesterday that ridership during the year ending on Sept. 30 was up 5 percent over the previous year and ticket revenue was up by more than 8 percent — despite significant weather related disruptions in much of the country.

    Amtrak has set ridership records eight out of the last nine years.

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