Final Note

Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable

Kai Ryssdal May 13, 2015
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Final Note

Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable

Kai Ryssdal May 13, 2015
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It’s still up in the air how long Amtrak’s going to be out of business — or, at best, running reduced service on that Northeast Corridor. 

But here’s a quick hint as to how important that New York-to-Washington run is for the company: Amtrak made $286 million there last year.

All its other long-distance routes? They lost the railroad service more than $600 million (PDF).

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