Amtrak also serves Montgomery, Alderson, Prince, Thurmond and White Sulphur Springs on the Cardinal route.
The station at Thurmond had the biggest jump among all Amtrak stations in the state. Amtrak reported 563 passengers arriving or departing at Thurmond, a 113 percent increase over the previous year, when 264 passengers used the station.
Prince saw about a 9 percent jump, recording 3,406 passengers in fiscal year 2013 compared to 3,125 the year before.
Thurmond and Prince are the two closest stations to The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties. The first national Jamboree at the site was held in July.
Passenger numbers rose in Montgomery as well, to 614 from 580 the previous year.
Numbers fell in White Sulphur Springs, to 5,206 from 5,985, and in Alderson, which recorded 586 passengers down from 603.
A 2012 report by The National Association of Railroad Passengers, a passenger rail advocacy organization, stated that Chicago was the top destination for Charleston passengers, followed by Washington, D.C. However, those destinations may not be the final stop for passengers if they connected to other trains.
The Cardinal route carried 113,103 passengers in fiscal year 2013, a 2.8 percent decrease from the previous year. However, revenue from the Cardinal increased 2.6 percent, bringing in $7,733,458.
The Capitol Limited, which runs daily from Washington to Chicago (with stops in Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry), carried 229,668 passengers in fiscal year 2013, a 1.2 percent increase. Revenue from that line jumped 4.4 percent, to $21,373,833.