An Amtrak Cascades train leaves Seattle. Photo by KurtClark on Flickr.

Rail use in America continues to climb ever higher. In July, Amtrak posted its busiest ridership month ever. But what are the busiest individual routes?

Let’s take a look. Here are the 10 highest ridership Amtrak routes, as of July, 2013:

Number 1: Northeast Regional

July 2013ridership: 687,331

Number 2: Acela Express

July 2013 ridership: 276,477

Number 3: Pacific Surfliner (Southern California)

July 2013 ridership: 271,517

Number 4: Capitol Corridor (Northern California)

July 2013 ridership: 140,533

Number 5: Keystone Service (NY to Harrisburg, PA)

July 2013 ridership: 123,874

Number 6: San Joaquin (Central California)

July 2013 ridership: 117,348

Number 7: Empire Service (Upstate New York)

July 2013 ridership: 99,801

Number 8: Cascades (Pacific Northwest)

July 2013 ridership: 85,565

Number 9: Hiawatha (Chicago to Milwaukee)

July 2013 ridership: 79,423

Number 10: Lincoln Service (Chicago to Saint Louis)

July 2013 ridership: 66,461

Correction: An earlier version of this story listed ridership data as being for the full fiscal 2013 year. Data is for July 2013 only.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Tagged: amtrak, ridership

Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado, and lives in NE DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post .