Amtrak’s July Ridership Sets Record

Amtrak has set yet another rideship record by recording in July its best single-month ridership figures in its 42-year history. Amtrak’s 2013 July ridership of 2.9 million passengers increased by 4.8 percent over the July 2012 patronage.  It was a record for most passengers carried in one month.

Showing ridership gains for the month were Northeast Corridor services, state-supported and other short-distance routes, and long-distance trains.

State-supported routes led the ridership growth. To date, Amtrak’s fiscal year 2013 ridership is up 1.1 percent over FY 2012 ridership for the same period of October through July.

The passenger carrier expects strong ticket sales during the final two months of the 2013 fiscal year.

Amtrak is on pace to meet or exceed last year’s annual ridership record of 31.2 million passengers, having already set individual monthly records in October, December, January, March, May, June, and July.

In Northeast Ohio, Amtrak serves Cleveland, Elyria and Sandusky with the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited. The Capital Limited also stops at Alliance.

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