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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending April 1, 2018

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, March 26

 45 %

 44 mins late

 1 hour, 21 mins late

 Tuesday, March 27

 32 %

 55 mins late

 1 hour, 21 mins late

 Wednesday, March 28

 44 %

 54 mins late

 1 hour, 36 mins late

 Thursday, March 29

 32 %

 1 hour, 7 mins late

 1 hour, 38 mins late

 Friday, March 30

 45 %

 38 mins late

 1 hour, 9 mins late

 Saturday, March 31

 52 %

 44 mins late

 1 hour, 31 mins late


 65 %

 44 mins late

 2 hours, 5 mins late

Forty-six percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their final destination on time or earlier in the week ending April 1, 2018. The remaining 54 percent, on average, arrived one hour and 30 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


* City of New Orleans was truncated all but one run throughout the week due to flooding south of Jackson, Mississippi


COMPOSITE - (Long-DistanceTrains, week ending April 1, 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. 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 routinely excluded from the survey.)