Amtrak reported its highest-ever train ridership Monday: 31.6 million travelers took to the rails in the last 12 months, the 10th increase in 11 years.
The previous record was 31.2 million riders in fiscal 2012.
Ticket revenue rose to a record $2.1 billion from $2 billion the previous year.
Ridership on Amtrak's busiest route, the Northeast Corridor - Washington to Boston through Philadelphia - was 11.4 million passengers, the second-best year ever, Amtrak said.
Northeast Corridor traffic was strong in spite of serious service interruptions, including the flooding of tracks and tunnels caused by Sandy last October.
The popular Keystone service from New York to Harrisburg through Philadelphia, which is Amtrak's fourth-busiest route, had a record 1.47 million travelers between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013. That represented a 3.2 percent increase from the 1.42 million the year before.