A strong year for Amtrak

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Oct 22, 2012 at 7:16 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Amtrak hauled more than 31-point-2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2012--a new record for annual ridership.

Passenger traffic increased 3.5 % for the Fiscal Year ending September 30th, and ticket revenue climbed nearly seven pecent.

All 15 Amtrak long-distance routes saw gains.

The Empire Builder--which runs through Minnesota--climbed nearly 16 percent.

A total of 181,535 passengers rode the rails during the 12-month span--including 13,740 through the St. Cloud station.

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