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Amtrak's California routes post ridership gains


Ridership on Amtrak's California routes continued to climb in September, the last month of the federal fiscal year.

The San Jose-San Francisco/Oakland-Sacramento-Auburn Capitol Corridor posted its highest-ever September ridership, carrying 144,747 passengers, up 24.7 percent compared with September 2007. The corridor also posted record on-time performance of 93.8 percent. Ridership for the full fiscal year rose 16.6 percent to 1.7 million.

Ridership on the San Diego-Los Angeles-San Luis Obispo Pacific Surfliner rose 1.7 percent to 215,497 passengers. FY2008 ridership totaled 2.9 million, up 7.1 percent vs. FY2007.

The San Francisco/Oakland-Sacramento-Bakersfield San Joaquins boosted year-over-year ridership 15.2 percent in September, carrying 75,844 passengers. For the full fiscal year, ridership rose 18 percent to 929,611.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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