TABLE 17 Amtrak Hours of Delay by Cause: 1990-1999

TABLE 17 Amtrak Hours of Delay by Cause: 1990-1999

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Amtrak (1) 3,565 5,915 6,433 8,488 8,538 5,527 5,193 5,310 4,796 4,891
Freight (2) 4,244 7,743 8,229 12,827 14,319 11,224 11,438 12,904 14,202 16,158
Other (3) 4,316 7,426 8,185 11,675 11,871 8,497 8,425 7,611 8,291 8,203
Total 12,125 21,084 22,847 32,991 34,729 25,248 25,056 25,825 27,289 29,252

(1) Includes equipment malfunctions, train servicing in stations, and passenger-related delays.

(2) Includes delays for track repairs/track conditions, freight train interference, and signal delays.

(3) Includes passenger train interference, waiting for connections, running time, weather-related delays, and miscelleneous..

NOTE: Amtrak changed its method for reporting delays in 2000. Therefore, data after 1999 are not comparable to prior years and are not presented here.

SOURCES: 1993-1999: Amtrak, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Annual Reports (Washington, DC: 2000 and 2001 issues).