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Sunset 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

New Orleans - San Antonio - Los Angeles

On-Time Performance (Route)
September 2014Last 12 Months
64.0% 58.5%
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Primary Cause of Delays
September 2014
Train Interference: 36.2%
  • 95.9% on Union Pacific
  • 2.9% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 0.8% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Track and Signals: 23.9%
  • 77.7% on Union Pacific
  • 16.0% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 4.8% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Operational: 18.3%
  • 96.3% on Union Pacific
  • 3.2% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
  • 0.5% on BNSF Railway Company
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.
Route Display
  • BNSF Railway Company (New Orleans, LA - Lake Charles, LA)
  • Union Pacific (Lake Charles, LA - Los Angeles, CA)