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The LA Times today has a closer look at Metrolink ridership, which has stagnated in recent years and is still below its 2008 peak: They also note that downtown Los Angeles — the predominant destination for Metrolink commuters — is undergoing a residential renaissance but has faded as an employment center. “Ridership should be growing […]

Sep 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak today announced that fiscal year 2013, which ended on September 30, saw record ridership for the railroad: Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in fiscal-year 2013, which marked the railroad’s 10th ridership record in the past 11 fiscal years. During FY2013, which ended Sept. 30, Amtrak’s state-supported corridor services logged a new record […]

Oct 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Passenger rail is quickly becoming a major travel choice between the Los Angeles area and San Diego. It makes sense, given the regular traffic jams on Interstate 5 and the reliable, comfortable service on the Pacific Surfliner. On days where freeway traffic is bad, the Surfliner is often faster than the car when going from […]

Jul 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Nobody rides trains in America, except of course when they do so in record numbers: In what is rapidly becoming a post-Thanksgiving tradition, Amtrak has announced that a record-breaking number of riders boarded its trains during the holiday travel week. Amtrak announced that 737,537 passengers used its trains between Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Monday, Nov. […]

Dec 10th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized