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California Zephyr On-Time Performance

We know that on-time performance is an important ingredient in fulfilling Amtrak's quest for providing quality customer service. As many of you know, the tracks Amtrak trains travel outside of the Northeast Corridor are owned by various freight railroads. We offer this information as an opportunity for you to follow along as we work with those railroads on the path to improvement and to assist you in planning your trip.

Chicago - Denver - Glenwood Springs - Emeryville (San Francisco)

On-Time Performance (Route)
October 2014Last 12 Months
53.2% 28.2%
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Primary Cause of Delays
October 2014
Train Interference: 34.1%
  • 59.1% on Union Pacific
  • 40.8% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 0.1% on Amtrak
Track and Signals: 27.2%
  • 56.7% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 43.3% on Union Pacific
Operational: 19.8%
  • 50.2% on Union Pacific
  • 40.7% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 9.1% on Amtrak
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.
Route Display
  • BNSF Railway Company (Chicago, IL - Denver, CO)
  • Union Pacific (Denver, CO - Emeryville, CA)