|On-time performance, total % (weighted)||69||81||76||77||77||72||72||76||71||74||79||79|
|Short distance (<400 miles)||71||82||82||82||82||79||78||81||76||79||81||80|
|Long distance (>=400 miles)||64||78||53||59||61||a47||49||57||49||53||59||61|
|Hours of delay by cause|
a Amtrak delays include equipment malfunctions, train servicing in stations, and passenger-related delays.
b Freight delays include maintenance of way/slow orders, freight train interference, and signal delays.
c Other delays include passenger train interference, waiting for connections, running time, weather-related delays, and miscellaneous.
d Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
KEY: N = data do not exist.
NOTES: All percentages are based on Amtrak's fiscal year (October 1-September 30). Amtrak trips are considered delayed based on the following chart:
|Trip length (miles)||Delayed departure time (minutes)|
SOURCES: 1980: Amtrak, National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report (Washington, DC: 1981). 1985-99: Ibid. Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues).