Amtrak sets Thanksgiving week record

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak moved an estimated 720,000 passengers during Thanksgiving week, breaking its all-time record, the railroad announced based on preliminary data. That number puts this year’s haul 2.2 percent higher than last year’s, when the previous record was set.
 
“While retailers are reporting sales are up at stores and on the Internet, travel on Amtrak also exceeded expectations due, in part, to increased capacity and the recent introduction of Wi-Fi service on several Amtrak routes,” said Emmett Fremaux, Amtrak’s vice president of marketing and product management.


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