PASSENGER RAIL RIDERSHIP

PASSENGER RAIL RIDERSHIP

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Amtrak Ridership (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Amtrak Ridership (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Amtrak officially began service in May 1971. Amtrak offers services in 46 states on a 22,000 mile route system. Ridership data are highly seasonal, with July and August being very high seasonal months. In 2000, Amtrak introduced a high-speed rail service in the northeast U.S., which helped increase ridership.

Amtrak Ridership Sep-01 Sep-02
Ridership 1,707,693 1,734,155
Ridership percent change from same month previous year     -6.36      1.55

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, Personal Communication.