Business as un-usual: Alaska Railroad boosts both passenger, freight traffic in 2022

In September, the regional’s rail-car traffic jumped 40.9% year over year. The gain primarily was driven by increased movements of gravel, oilfield equipment and intermodal units. Alaska Railroad Corp.

For the Alaska Railroad, total freight tonnage is up this year after reaching 2.5 million in 2021 and 2.6 million in 2020. Moreover, annual freight revenue is trending at a 41% gain in 2022 after rising 5% in 2021 and jumping 14% in 2019. 


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