Table 4-5: Top 50 Amtrak Stations by Number of Boardings: 2005 and 2006

Table 4-5: Top 50 Amtrak Stations by Number of Boardings: 2005 and 2006

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Station Fiscal Year 2005 Fiscal Year 2006
Rank Number of boardings Rank Number of boardings
New York, NY 1 4,264,625 1 3,774,701
Washington, DC 2 1,880,852 2 1,943,778
Philadelphia, PA 3 1,868,800 3 1,773,626
Chicago, IL 4 1,226,962 4 1,265,504
Los Angeles, CA 5 690,068 5 707,250
Boston, MA 8 476,614 6 484,094
Sacramento, CA 9 472,450 7 467,472
Baltimore, MD 7 485,279 8 451,691
San Diego, CA 11 432,248 9 446,274
Albany-Rensselaer, NY 13 366,946 10 382,263
Wilmington, DE 12 387,328 11 355,373
New Haven, CT 15 327,178 12 317,651
Newark, NJ 6 605,527 13 307,042
Seattle, WA 16 307,290 14 295,861
Irvine, CA 18 281,576 15 295,778
Baltimore-Washington Intl. Airport, MD 17 291,606 16 282,491
Providence, RI 20 242,088 17 254,417
Portland, OR 21 240,918 18 242,380
Milwaukee, WI 22 238,850 19 241,523
Emeryville, CA 19 254,039 20 238,101
Trenton, NJ 10 439,730 21 217,747
Solana Beach, CA 23 206,230 22 213,866
Fullerton, CA 24 201,862 23 208,713
Harrisburg, PA 28 171,340 24 192,415
Bakersfield, CA 25 185,089 25 188,788
Davis, CA 27 171,637 26 184,526
Lancaster, PA 29 166,827 27 183,817
Metropark, NJ 26 180,400 28 179,687
Anaheim, CA 31 157,609 29 163,067
Route 128, MA 30 160,640 30 162,518
Boston Back Bay, MA 32 155,559 31 162,440
Oceanside, CA 33 155,251 32 158,277
Stamford, CT 36 141,723 33 149,298
Boston-North, MA 40 117,358 34 146,065
Martinez, CA 34 150,222 35 144,605
Fresno, CA 37 128,284 36 139,468
Oakland, CA 35 143,147 37 139,186
Santa Barbara, CA 42 111,339 38 133,195
San Juan Capistrano, CA 38 126,214 39 127,355
Richmond (Staples Mill), VA 39 125,707 40 115,329
Richmond, CA 44 106,821 41 114,971
Lorton, VA (Auto Train) 43 108,434 42 107,834
New Carrollton, MD 41 111,824 43 106,057
Sanford, FL (Auto Train) 45 96,264 44 99,710
Stockton (San Joaquin St.), CA 49 83,236 45 93,842
Santa Ana, CA 47 85,073 46 84,401
St. Louis, MO 46 88,189 47 84,202
Rhinecliff, NY 48 84,492 48 81,695
San Jose, CA 51 77,307 49 76,103
Hartford, CT 50 79,467 50 76,065
Top 50 stations, total   19,658,519   18,762,512
United States, all stations   25,374,998   24,306,965
Top 50 stations as percent of U.S. total   77%   77%

NOTE: Amtrak's fiscal year ends on September 30. Ridership figures for fiscal year 2005 include passengers boarding on the Clocker route, which Amtrak no longer services. This route served the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and New York. If these passengers are excluded, the total boardings for fiscal year 2005 is 24,031,170.

SOURCE: Amtrak, Office of Government Affairs, personal communication, Dec. 6, 2007.