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U.S. passenger railroad reports $801 million loss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak said on Monday it lost $801.1 million in the year ending Sept. 30 as revenue and passenger traffic fell sharply because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Amtrak is seeking nearly $2.9 billion in additional government assistance this year to avert more job and service cuts after winning a $1 billion U.S. bailout in April.


Amtrak said Monday operating revenue fell 32% to $2.3 billion over 2019 levels and ridership remains at about 25% of pre-COVID-19 levels.


This article originally appeared on Reuters

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