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Pacific Surfliner 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

San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego

On-Time Performance (Route)
October 2014Last 12 Months
72.5% 77.7%
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Primary Cause of Delays
October 2014
Train Interference: 43.4%
  • 32.3% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
  • 29.0% on San Diego Northern
  • 28.7% on Union Pacific
Track and Signals: 19.2%
  • 33.3% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 31.9% on Union Pacific
  • 27.7% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Passenger: 14.0%
  • 51.1% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
  • 29.3% on San Diego Northern
  • 14.8% on Union Pacific
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.

Glossary of Terms

Route Display
  • Union Pacific (San Luis Osbispo, CA - Moorpark, CA)
  • Metrolink/Southern California Rail Authority (Moorpark, CA - Los Angeles, CA)
  • BNSF Railway Company (Los Angeles, CA - Fullerton, CA)
  • Metrolink/Southern California Rail Authority (Fullerton, CA - San Clemente, CA)
  • Coaster/San Diego Northern Railroad (San Clemente, CA - San Diego, CA)