Amtrak sets Thanksgiving record
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.
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