amtrak gains

ChrisDante May 28, 2000

  1. ChrisDante

    ChrisDante TrainBoard Member

    Amtrak posts gains in riders and revenues

    Amtrak rolled up increases in both ridership and revenues in this year's first four months.
    Ridership was up 3.4% over the corresponding period last year, to more than seven million
    customers. Revenues reached $638 million, an 8% improvement. Mail and Express was the
    railroad's star performer, with business up 35% to $40 million.

    Among the long-distance trains reporting improved business were the New York-Chicago Three
    Rivers, with ridership up 10%; the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans, up 8%; and the
    Chicago-San Antonio-Los Angeles Texas Eagle, up 11%. In the corridors, ridership was up 38%
    on the Capitols (Sacramento-San Jose-Oakland); 18% on the Cascades
    (Eugene-Portland-Seattle-Vancouver); and 4% on the Metroliners (New York-Washington).

    Amtrak said that on the Boston-New York-Washington Acela Regional trains which it introduced
    Jan. 31, ridership was 33% higher than on the trains they replaced.

    When in doubt, empty your magazine.
  2. BC Rail King

    BC Rail King E-Mail Bounces

    I noticed the Cascades had an 18% gain, I am not suprised. Amtrak has taken all the right steps to promote that train, and their effort is paying off!

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

    TAMR2860-AKA BC Rail King for TAMR info.
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  3. reggierail

    reggierail E-Mail Bounces

    I just heard some scuttlebutt that the San Joaquin will add an early morning departure to Sacramento. Anyone heard about that yet. Reggie


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