|System on-time performance||72||76||71||74||79||79||78||75||76||74||71|
|Short distance (<400 miles)||78||81||76||79||81||80||82||85||87||82||76|
|Long distance (≥400 miles)||49||57||49||53||59||61||55||69||70||70||68|
NOTES: Short distance includes all Amtrak Northeast Corridor and Empire Service (New York State) trains. Amtrak provides on-time performance data in percentages. Amtrak revised its methodology for collecting and calculating on-time performance data in 2001. This resulted in minor changes in short-distance, long-distance, and system on-time performance percentages starting in 2001 compared with previous years.
SOURCES: 1994-1999—National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak), Amtrak Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual issues). 2000—Amtrak, personal communication, October 2003. 2001-2004—Amtrak, personal communication, February 2005.