|Short distance (<400 miles)a||R82%||79%||80%||77%|
|Long distance (>=400 miles)||R55%||52%||52%||53%|
|Hours of delay by cause|
b Includes all delays when operating on Amtrak-owned tracks, and delays for equipment or engine failure, passenger handling, holding for connections, train servicing, and mail/baggage handling when on tracks of a host railroad.
c Includes all operating delays not attributable to Amtrak when operating on tracks of a host railroad (e.g., track- and signal-related delays, power failures, freight and commuter train interference, routing delays).
Notes: All percentages are based on Amtrak's fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30). Host railroad is a freight or commuter railroad over which many Amtrak trains operate for all or part of their trip.
Amtrak trips are considered delayed based on the following chart:
|Trip length (miles)||Arrival time delay (minutes)|
Source: Amtrak, personal communication, October 2003.