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Local and Nationwide Amtrak Ridership Declines

WGIL Newsroom 384

Ridership on local Amtrak routes isn’t as high as it has been, but there’s one obvious reason for it.

Amtrak Government Relations Director Derrick James says ridership in the Chicago-to-Quincy corridor which makes stops daily in Galesburg, is down about seven percent for the first half of the current fiscal year — lower than declines seen nationwide averaging around two percent.