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Posted at 3:54 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Amtrak sets Thanksgiving record

By Michael D. Bolden

Amtrak carried a record number of passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the latest figures from the rail agency.

Amtrak said it carried 704,446 passengers during the Thanksgiving travel week, an increase of 2.7 percent over 2009. The day before Thanksgiving was the busiest day in the railroad's history, officials said in a statement, with 134,230 passengers.

Amtrak rolled out extra trains in several regions to meet the expected demand.

The previous record for Thanksgiving ridership was 685,876 passengers, set in 2009, Amtrak said.

By Michael D. Bolden  | December 8, 2010; 3:54 PM ET
Categories:  Amtrak  
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They can thank the TSA for that.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 8, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking the same thing as getjiggly.

Posted by: DOEJN | December 8, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

This article only mentions the number of passengers. I'm wondering if Amtrak also didn't set a record for financial LOSSES due to the increased business it received. Amtrak is a black hole money pit. It would be VERY interesting to know whether it can make money ever, even with record ridership.

Posted by: edwardtlp | December 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

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