TABLE 5-11 Amtrak Hours of Delay by Cause: 2000-2004

TABLE 5-11 Amtrak Hours of Delay by Cause: 2000-2004

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Amtrak 23,337 27,822 26,575 25,711 28,328
Host railroad 43,881 52,273 55,090 57,346 61,256
Other 3,176 3,741 4,266 5,355 5,577
Total 70,396 83,837 85,932 88,413 95,162

NOTES: Data may not add to total because of independent rounding. Amtrak 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.
Host railroad includes all operating delays not attributable to Amtrak when operating on tracks of a host railroad, such as track- and signal-related delays, power failures, freight and commuter train interference, and routing delays. Also includes delays for track repairs/track conditions, freight train interference, and signal delays.
Other includes delays not attributable to Amtrak or host railroads, such as customs and immigrations, law enforcement action, weather, or waiting for scheduled departure time.

SOURCES: 2000—Amtrak, personal communication, October 2003. 2001-2004—Amtrak, personal communication, February 2005.