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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending September 16, 2018

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, September 10

 31 %

 42 mins late

 1 hour, 1 min late

 Tuesday, September 11

 24 %

 1 hour, 5 mins late

 1 hour, 26 mins late

 Wednesday, September 12

 38 %

 1 hour, 6 mins late

 1 hour, 45 mins late

 Thursday, September 13

 32 %

 38 mins late

 55 mins late

 Friday, September 14

 38 %

 40 mins late

 1 hour, 4 mins late

 Saturday, September 15

 18 %

 1 hour late

 1 hour, 14 mins late

 Sunday, September 16

 18 %

 51 mins late

 1 hour, 2 mins late

Twenty-nine percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their final destination on time or earlier in the week ending September 16, 2018... The remaining 71 percent, on average, arrived one hour and 14 minutes late.

The week's data were somewhat distorted due to hurricane Florence, as a number of trains were annulled or truncated. Only trains operating from scheduled origin to destination are included in this weekly survey.

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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 September 16, 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 provided with incomplete or ambiguous data are generally excluded from the survey.)