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Amtrak tops million riders on SJ corridor
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SACRAMENTO – Ridership on California’s intercity passenger rail system continues to surge with Amtrak California’s San Joaquin corridor setting or sharing three records including its first million passenger year. This is the first time ridership topped a million on the route, the fifth busiest in Amtrak’s nationwide system.

Operating between Oakland, Sacramento, and Bakersfield with bus service to Los Angeles and other points, the San Joaquin carried more than a million passengers in the fiscal year that ended in June 2011, a 6.7 percent increase over the previous year. It also had the highest ridership of any month in its 37-year history -- 103,933 riders in July 2011.

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