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Amtrak On-Time Performance


Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

Amtrak On-Time Performance

On-time performance is a measure of service quality and system reliability as Amtrak operates principally over host railroad tracks.

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) trips of up to 250 miles are considered on-time if they arrive less than 10 minutes beyond the scheduled arrival time; 251โ€“350 miles, 15 minutes; 351โ€“450 miles, 20 minutes; 451โ€“550 miles, 25 minutes; and greater than 550 miles, 30 minutes.

Amtrak On-Time Performance Aug-12 Aug-13
On-time performance (percent on-time) 78.7 78.1
Difference from same month previous year* + 5.5% - 0.6%

* Current month minus same month previous year. This is generally used in the case of bound numbers, such as proportions that cannot exceed 100%.

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Data are for endpoint arrival delays.

SOURCE: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Monthly Performance Reports, available at http://www.amtrak.com/ as of October 2013.

Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017