Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Amtrak has a 5% market share of the total air traffic

I thought this was a neat little nugget from Amtrak's national fact sheet here.

If included among U.S. airlines, Amtrak would rank 8th (2005) in the number of passengers served, with a market share of nearly 5%. On average, there are nearly twice as many passengers on an Amtrak train than there are on a domestic airline flight.


That core efficiency of carrying more passengers than an airplane is a key asset that passenger rail enjoys.

Plus, unlike a flight where you have to start in one place and end in the other, with a train, you can serve all the people between the two end points and let them get on and off. It's simple, but a powerful enhancement to the network.


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