AMTRAK extended yield management pricing to all Acela Express and Metroliner services in the Northeast Corridor from February 6, having initially introduced it to the NEC last October.

The previous three levels of fares which depended on time of travel have been replaced with five, designed to take into account the departure time, level of flexibility needed and how far ahead tickets are bought. Peak walk-on fares have been increased by 15%, while the lowest fares are limited in availability but now priced at 15% below the cheapest tickets formerly sold.

  • Amtrak California carried 4·6 million passengers on its three routes in 2005. Traffic grew almost every month throughout the year, leading to a total 4·9% increase in ridership compared with 2004.