Amtrak reports strong FY 2015 numbers

Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station
An Amtrak train passes through Newark Liberty International Airport train station in February 2016. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

( — Amtrak reported a 1.3 percent increase in riders last fiscal year. That includes a 3.7 percent increase in ridership on long-distance trains, the railroad said.

More than 31.2 million people rode an Amtrak train in Fiscal Year 2016, which ended on Sept. 30, and the railroad said it hauled in a record $2.14 billion in unaudited ticket revenue. That is a $12 million increase over Fiscal Year 2015.

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