The Chicago-Indianapolis Hoosier State carried 2,428 passengers in September, which was a 46 percent increase over patronage in September 2015.
Ticket revenue totaled $82,324 last month, a 64 percent increase from ticket revenue a year ago.
INDOT said the route’s on-time arrivals performance averaged 82 percent in September, down from 86 percent in August.
The replacement of a manual switch with a remote control switch in Crawfordsville, Indiana, is expected to reduce one-way trips by eight to 15 minutes. The switch is located on track owned by CSX.
The quad-weekly Hoosier State is overseen by Iowa Pacific Holdings, which provides marketing, equipment, maintenance and on-board service. Amtrak provides under contract operating crews and works with the host railroads.