Amtrak ridership in Illinois fell by 3.5 percent in fiscal year 2016. Recent figures released by state transportation officials show that more than 4.6 million rode on Amtrak trains in the state.
Most of the cities on that list are college towns. Behind Chicago the busiest Amtrak stations were Normal-Bloomington, Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Carbondale, Galesburg and Macomb.
All of those cities also have multiple Amtrak frequencies per day.
Systemwide, Amtrak carried more than 31 million people in FY 2016, an increase of 2 percent over the previous year.
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