(KCEN) -- Amtrak stays on track and hits the record books.
The company says its trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September.
That's the highest level of annual ridership it's had since 1971 when the railroad was formed.
Ticket revenue also jumped by nearly seven percent.
Amtrak's president and CEO says the numbers show there's, "an undeniable demand to travel by rail."