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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending February 25, 2018

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, February 19

 46 %

 41 mins late

 1 hour, 16 mins late

 Tuesday, February 20

 50 %

 41 mins late

 1 hour, 22 mins late

 Wednesday, February 21

 36 %

 1 hour, 1 min late

 1 hour, 36 mins late

 Thursday, February 22

 41 %

 53 mins late

 1 hour, 31 mins late

 Friday, February 23

 28 %

 47 mins late

 1 hour, 5 mins late

 Saturday, February 24

 53 %

 1 hour, 41 mins late

 3 hours, 35 mins late

 Sunday, February 25

 53 %

 53 mins late

 1 hour, 53 mins late

Forty-four percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their final destination on time or earlier in the week ending February 25, 2018. The remaining 56 percent, on average, arrived one hour and 41 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 February 25, 2018)


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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 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. The train must arrive on time, or earlier, to be shown on time, for the purpose of this survey. Accordingly, these reports offer a more realistic analysis than what is reported by Amtrak.

(Trains that are truncated, annulled, terminated en route, reported as 'service disrupted,' or furnished with incomplete or ambiguous data are typically excluded from the survey.)