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Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner reaches highest-ever quarterly passenger count


During its third quarter, Amtrak posted record ridership on its Pacific Surfliner route, carrying 703,857 passengers. Ridership rose 4.1 percent during the April-to-June period.

Ridership continued to climb during July, when the route registered more than 265,000 passengers, a 4 percent increase compared with July 2005.

The Pacific Surfliner provides 12 daily round trips between San Diego and Los Angeles, with five trips that extend to Santa Barbara and two that continue to San Luis Obispo.

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