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Cardinal ridership drops in W.Va., Sen. Manchin blames adverse Amtrak policies

(Source: Gazette-Mail, December 10, 2019)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. For the 2018-19 federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, ridership on the thrice-weekly Cardinal increased from 96,710 passengers in 2017-18 to 108,935 riders in 2018-19, with the restoration of the Washington-to-New York City segment of the route in mid-November 2018 after an 8 month suspension. However, ridership at the eight West Virginia stations served by the Cardinal fell 31 percent, from 35,840 passengers in 2017-18 to 24,731 in 2018-19.

Full story: www.wvgazettemail.com

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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