Tuesday, July 27, 2010


People actually ride the things.

Amtrak’s total June revenue rose 17 percent from June of last year to $163.4 million. Revenue on its Northeast Corridor, which runs from Washington to Boston, rose 12 percent from a year earlier. Ticket sales on its high-speed Acela line were up 16 percent.

Amtrak’s June ridership system-wide was 2.6 million passengers in June, up 9.3 percent.