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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending October 8, 2017

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, October 2

 34 %

 41 mins late

 1 hour, 2 mins late

 Tuesday, October 3

 18 %

 41 mins late

 51 mins late

 Wednesday, October 4

 37 %

 41 mins late

 1 hour, 5 mins late

 Thursday, October 5

 41 %

 55 mins late

 1 hour, 34 mins late

 Friday, October 6

 25 %

 2 hours late

 2 hours, 29 mins late

 Saturday, October 7

 33 %

 46 mins late

 1 hour, 9 mins late

 Sunday, October 8

 37 %

 37 mins late

 58 mins late

Thirty-one percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their final destination on time or earlier in the week ending October 8, 2017. The remaining 69 percent, on average, arrived one hour and 21 minutes late.

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Performance of Individual Trains . . . .

Auto Train

California Zephyr

Capitol Limited



City of New Orleans

Coast Starlight


Empire Builder

Lake Shore Limited

Maple Leaf


Silver Meteor

Silver Star

Southwest Chief

Sunset Limited

Texas Eagle



COMPOSITE - (Long-DistanceTrains, week ending October 8, 2017)


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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 destination 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 generally represent a more accurate analysis than what is reported by Amtrak. Data comprehend only arrival at final destination; data for intermediate locations are not included. Trains whose schedules have been annulled, truncated, or reported with incomplete information are typically excluded from the survey.