|Short distance (<400 miles)a||87%||82%||76%||78%|
|Long distance (>400 miles)||70%||70%||68%||66%|
|Hours of delay by cause|
a Includes all Amtrak Northeast Corridor and Empire Service (New York State) trains. 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). d Includes delays not attributable to Amtrak or host railroads (e.g., customs and immigration, law enforcement action, weather, or waiting for scheduled departure time). e Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
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 trips.
Amtrak trips are considered delayed based on the following chart:
|Trip length (miles)||Arrival time delay (minutes)|
Source: Amtrak, personal communication, October 2005.