PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Amtrak's Downeaster has set another ridership record, completing its fiscal year with 528,292 passengers, the highest in its 10-year history.
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says the ridership figures for the fiscal year that ended June 30 represents the seventh consecutive year of growth. Ridership grew 4 percent in the fiscal 2012, and ticket revenue grew by 4.5 percent.
The Downeaster makes five daily trips between Portland and Boston.
Later this year, two of those daily round-trips will extend northward to Freeport and Brunswick. That'll mean even more passengers, with projections for another 36,000 riders each year.
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