Amtrak: All-Ohio train would draw 478,000 riders

Amtrak has released a study that shows a plan that would restore passenger rail service between Ohio's largest cities would draw close to a half-million riders annually by hitting key demographics.

The study also identified $517.6 million in potential costs to get the service running between Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland with two auxiliary stops in northern Cincinnati and western Cleveland.

The last private train service to operate from Cleveland to Cincinnati ended in the early 1970's.  The 255-mile route is one of the most heavily populated corridors without rail service in the Midwest and boasts high population densities and a large population of college students.

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