Mar 11, 2024 - News

🛤 Stat du jour: 281,220 passengers

A train at Charlotte's Amtrak station on North Tryon

A train at Charlotte's Amtrak station on North Tryon. Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

Charlotte's train station is the third busiest in the southeast, according to Amtrak.

Why it matters: As a record number of people travel by train, there's more of a need to invest in rail expansions and projects like the Gateway Station.

By the numbers: Charlotte ridership last year reached 281,220, with services to Raleigh, Washington, D.C., New York, and New Orleans.

Zoom out: The Virginia stations in Richmond (424,617) and Alexandria (327,285) are more popular than Charlotte's.

  • Raleigh, in fourth place, carried 231,229 riders in 2023.
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