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Amtrak On-Time Performance

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Amtrak On-Time Performance

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; 251–350 miles, 15 minutes; 351–450 miles, 20 minutes; 451–550 miles, 25 minutes; and greater than 550 miles, 30 minutes.

Amtrak On-Time Performance Apr-12 Apr-13
On-time performance (percent on-time) 86.1 84.3
Difference from same month previous year* + 3.5% - 1.8%

* 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 June 2013.