Amtrak Ridership

Amtrak Ridership

Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

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the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) officially began service in May 1971. Amtrak serves more than 500 stations in 46 states and operates over a network of more than 22,000 track miles. Ridership is highly seasonal, with July and August being very high season months. In 2000, Amtrak introduced a high-speed rail service in the northeast U.S., which helped increase ridership.

Amtrak Ridership Aug-07 Aug-08
Amtrak Ridership 2,429,470 2,683,564
Percent change from same month previous year 9.86 10.46

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

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at as of November 2008.