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Amtrak Long-Distance Trains

Performance for week ending February 9, 2020

 Daily performance

 Pct on-time arrival

 Overall avg arrival

 Avg arrival if late

 Monday, February 3

56 %

 17 mins late

 39 mins late

 Tuesday, February 4

55 %

 23 mins late

 51 mins late

 Wednesday, February 5

52 %

 37 mins late

 1 hour, 16 mins late

 Thursday, February 6

29 %

 1 hour, 7 mins late

 1 hour, 34 mins late

 Friday, February 7

39 %

 1 hour, 33 mins late

 2 hours, 32 mins late

 Saturday, February 8

51 %

 1 hour, 15 mins late

 2 hours, 34 mins late

 Sunday, February 9

57 %

 41 mins late

 1 hour, 35 mins late

Forty-nine percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their scheduled final destination on time or earlier in the week ending February 9, 2020... The remaining trains, on average, arrived one hour and 39 minutes late.

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This Week's 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 9, 2020)


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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.' Trains must arrive on time, or earlier, to be considered arriving 'on time.' The Bull Sheet considers that long-distance Amtrak 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 routinely reported by Amtrak.

Data only apply to final destination, not to intermediate stops. Also, they do not adjust for any time gained en route if the train left the originating station late, and no additional credit is given for trains that arrive at their destination in advance of schedule.

Runs that are truncated, annulled, terminated en route, or reported with incomplete or ambiguous data are excluded from the survey.