Report: Amtrak might eliminate Kansas City-to-Albuquerque route

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Amtrak has said recently that it had a record number of riders in 2012. The company said 31.2 million people boarded its trains during the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

Coinciding with the ridership record announcement, the agency released a state-by-state breakdown of its busiest stations. According to the statistics, 130,957 boarded Amtrak trains in New Mexico, compared to 205,942 in Colorado and 49,482 in Kansas.

The company noted that its trains are "often serving as the only intercity travel mode in many of the communities we serve."

-This story was updated at 5:47 p.m. to clarify the route of the Southwest Chief line.