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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending November 26, 2017

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, November 20

 19 %

 1 hour, 22 mins late

 1 hour, 41 mins late

 Tuesday, November 21

 26 %

 45 mins late

 1 hour, 1 min late

 Wednesday, November 22

 31 %

 46 mins late

 1 hour, 7 mins late


 46 %

 25 mins late

 46 mins late

 Friday, November 24

 58 %

 20 mins late

 47 mins late

 Saturday, November 25

 51 %

 33 mins late

 1 hour, 7 mins late

 Sunday, November 26

 53 %

 21 mins late

 44 mins late

Forty-one percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their final destination on time or earlier in the week ending November 26, 2017. The remaining 59 percent, on average, arrived one hour and five 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 November 26, 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 realistic analysis than what is reported by Amtrak. Trains reported as 'service disrupted,' 'truncated,' or 'annulled' are typically excluded from the survey. Data apply solely to station at final destination; intermediate points are not included.