To put these numbers in perspective, note that in 2013 Amtrak carried 31.6 million passengers. That's roughly 2.6 million per month, a total culled from 305 trains, traveling over 21,000 miles of track.
The Hogwarts Express, which is one train traveling on less than one mile of track, has managed to do nearly half that business. As word spreads about the opening of the train and Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express can only expect more passengers. We wonder how the annual totals will compare in 2015, when the Hogwarts Express celebrates its first anniversary. At this rate, they'll also be welcoming more than 10 million riders by mid-summer 2015. Amtrak wishes they could boast the same, for even just one of their trains.
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