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Performance for week ending January 6, 2019

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, December 31

 47 %

 38 mins late

 1 hour, 11 mins late

 New Year's

 47 %

 30 mins late

 56 mins late

 Wednesday, January 2

 47 %

 22 mins late

 42 mins late

 Thursday, January 3

 40 %

 49 mins late

 1 hour, 22 mins late

 Friday, January 4

 32 %

 55 mins late

 1 hour, 21 mins late

 Saturday, January 5

 49 %

  39 mins late

 1 hour, 16 mins late

 Sunday, January 6

 61 %

  34 mins late

 1 hour, 26 mins late

Forty-six percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their scheduled final destination on time or earlier in the week ending January 6, 2019... The remaining 54 percent, on average, arrived one hour and 11 minutes late.

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This Week's Performance of Individual Trains . . . .

Auto Train

California Zephyr

Capitol Limited

Cardinal

Carolinian

City of New Orleans

Coast Starlight

Crescent

Empire Builder

Lake Shore Limited

Maple Leaf

Palmetto

Silver Meteor

Silver Star

Southwest Chief

Sunset Limited

Texas Eagle

Vermonter

 

COMPOSITE - (Long-DistanceTrains, week ending January 6, 2019)

 

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Data from last year . . .

 

Last Year's Standings - Percentage On-Time Arrival

 Train

 Pct On Time Arrival

 City of New Orleans

 62 %

 Auto Train

 60 %

 Coast Starlight

 50 %

 Maple Leaf

 41 %

 California Zephyr

 39 %

 Empire Builder

 37 %

 Cardinal

 36 %

 Southwest Chief

 33 %

 Sunset Limited

 30 %

 Vermonter

 30 %

 Silver Meteor

 28 %

 Texas Eagle

 24 %

 Carolinian

 23 %

 Palmetto

 21 %

 Lake Shore Limited

 13 %

 Silver Star

 11 %

 Capitol Limited

 11 %

 Crescent

 4 %

Last Year's Standings - Overall Average Arrival

 Train

 Overall Average Arrival

 Maple Leaf

 17 mins late

 Vermonter

 24 mins late

 City of New Orleans

 25 mins late

 Auto Train

 40 mins late

 Coast Starlight

 46 mins late

 Carolinian

 47 mins late

 Palmetto

 47 mins late

 Cardinal

 56 mins late

 Silver Meteor

 1 hour, 4 mins late

 Southwest Chief

 1 hour, 10 mins late

 California Zephyr

 1 hour, 10 mins late

 Empire Builder

 1 hour, 19 mins late

 Lake Shore Limited

 1 hour, 22 mins late

 Texas Eagle

 1 hour, 24 mins late

 Silver Star

 1 hour, 34 mins late

 Capitol Limited

 1 hour, 36 mins late

 Sunset Limited

 1 hour, 41 mins late

 Crescent

 2 hours, 47 mins late

Last Year's Standings - Average Arrival if Late

 Train

 Average arrival if late

 Maple Leaf

 28 mins late

 Vermonter

 35 mins late

 Palmetto

 59 mins late

 Carolinian

 1 hour, 1 min late

 City of New Orleans

 1 hour, 5 mins late

 Cardinal

  1 hour, 28 mins late

 Silver Meteor

 1 hour, 29 mins late

 Coast Starlight

 1 hour, 32 mins late

 Lake Shore Limited

 1 hour, 34 mins late

 Auto Train

 1 hour, 41 mins late

 Southwest Chief

 1 hour, 44 mins late

 Silver Star

 1 hour, 46 mins late

 Capitol Limited

 1 hour, 48 mins late

 Texas Eagle

 1 hour, 51 mins late

 California Zephyr

 1 hour, 55 mins late

 Empire Builder

 2 hours, 5 mins late

 Sunset Limited

 2 hours, 25 mins late

 Crescent

 2 hours, 53 mins late

 

ABOUT THESE REPORTS:

The Bull Sheet calculates arrival performance at final destination of Amtrak's named long-distance trains. The data are based upon the reported arrival times of each of the affected trains, and there is no grace allowance for minimal lateness. If a train arrives at its final terminal behind schedule, even by a minute, it is considered 'late.' The Bull Sheet considers that long-distance trains have sufficient padding in their schedule to offset typical en route delays, and it is not necessary to apply a grace allowance on top of that padding to bolster on time reporting. Accordingly, these reports offer a more realistic analysis than what is reported by Amtrak.

(Trains that are truncated, annulled, terminated en route, or reported with incomplete or ambiguous data are typically not included in the survey.)