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Capitol Limited 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.

Major Cities Served

Washington, DC - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Chicago

On-Time Performance (Route)
April 2015Last 12 Months
48.3% 41.3%
View Performance by Train

Glossary of Terms

Primary Cause of Delays
April 2015
Train Interference: 52.6%
  • 81.9% on Norfolk Southern
  • 17.8% on CSX Corporation
  • 0.4% on Amtrak
Track and Signals: 24.7%
  • 55.9% on Norfolk Southern
  • 42.5% on CSX Corporation
  • 1.6% on Amtrak
Operational: 7.9%
  • 68.4% on Norfolk Southern
  • 22.2% on CSX Corporation
  • 9.4% on Amtrak
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.
Route Display
  • CSX (Washington, DC - Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Norfolk Southern (Pittsburgh, PA - Chicago, IL)