Amtrak saw its 10th increase in ridership in the
last 11 years this year, nj.com reports.
Despite temporary problems caused by Superstorm Sandy last
year, the Northeast Corridor remains the most lucrative of Amtrak’s routes,
garnering 11.4 million of Amtrak’s 31.6 million riders, according to
the report. The previous year, the line saw 31.2 million riders.
The Northeast Corridor includes New
Jersey, New York and the Acela Express, which opened in 2000.
Amtrak brought in $2.1 billion in
revenue for fiscal year 2013, which runs from Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2012. This
is up $2 billion from the previous year, according to the report.
The top five stations in the state are
Newark, Trenton, Metropark, Newark Airport and Princeton Junction, which
serviced 45,685 passengers last year, according to the report.
Philadelphia and New York are among the
seven busiest Amtrak stations nationally, as are stations in Washington, D.C.,
Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Sacramento, the report noted.