Rail On-Time Performance

Rail On-Time Performance

Amtrak Rail On-Time Performance (monthly data)

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Date On-time Performance (percent)
May-03 76.3
Jun-03 71.5
Jul-03 69.4
Aug-03 69.8
Sep-03 75.1
Oct-03 73.9
Nov-03 75.3
Dec-03 73.4
Jan-04 69.3
Feb-04 73.2
Mar-04 74.3
Apr-04 71.6
May-04 70.4
Jun-04 64.4
Jul-04 63.0
Aug-04 66.7
Sep-04 72.8
Oct-04 76.0
Nov-04 70.6
Dec-04 71.3
Jan-05 68.8
Feb-05 73.9
Mar-05 73.2
Apr-05 68.8
May-05 70.0

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.

Passenger Rail On-Time Performance May-04 May-05
On-time performance (percentage on-time) 70.4 70.0
Percent change from same month previous year -7.73 -0.57

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

SOURCE: Amtrak, "Monthly Performance Reports", available at http://www.amtrak.com/, as of July 2005.