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Amtrak Train Route On-Time Performance

Primary Host Freight Railroads Performance Ranking We know that on-time performance is an important ingredient in fulfilling our 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 host freight and commuter 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.

To see the performance of the six largest host freight railroads relative to each other, click on the "View Ranking" button. For details about each individual route, including host railroads that own the tracks, primary causes of delay and endpoint on-time performance for that route, follow the route links below.

Primary Host Freight Railroads Performance Ranking

Route Major Cities Served
Acela Express Wi-Fi Available Boston - New Haven - New York - Philadelphia - Baltimore - Washington, DC
Adirondack Wi-Fi Available Montreal - Albany - New York
Amtrak Cascades Wi-Fi Available Vancouver, BC - Seattle - Tacoma - Portland - Salem - Eugene
Auto Train Wi-Fi Available Lorton, VA (Washington, DC) - Sanford, FL (Orlando)
California Zephyr Chicago - Denver - Glenwood Springs - Emeryville (San Francisco)
Capitol Corridor Wi-Fi Available Auburn - Sacramento - Emeryville (San Francisco) - Oakland - San Jose
Capitol Limited Washington, DC - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Chicago
Cardinal Wi-Fi Available New York - Washington, DC - Cincinnati - Indianapolis - Chicago
Carolinian / Piedmont Wi-Fi Available New York - Raleigh - Charlotte
City of New Orleans Chicago - Memphis - New Orleans
Coast Starlight Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
Crescent Wi-Fi Available New York - Atlanta - New Orleans
Downeaster Wi-Fi Available Brunswick - Portland - Boston
Empire Builder Chicago - St. Paul/Minneapolis - Spokane - Portland/Seattle
Empire Service Wi-Fi Available New York - Albany - Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Ethan Allen Express Wi-Fi Available Rutland - Albany - New York
Heartland Flyer Oklahoma City - Fort Worth
Hiawatha Wi-Fi Available Milwaukee - Chicago
Hoosier State Wi-Fi Available Indianapolis - Chicago
Illinois Service Wi-Fi Available Chicago - Quincy / St. Louis / Carbondale
Keystone Wi-Fi Available New York - Philadelphia - Harrisburg
Lake Shore Limited Wi-Fi Available New York/Boston - Albany - Chicago
Maple Leaf Wi-Fi Available Toronto - Niagara Falls - New York
Michigan Services Wi-Fi Available Chicago - Grand Rapids/East Lansing - Port Huron/Detroit - Pontiac
Missouri River Runner Wi-Fi Available St. Louis - Jefferson City - Kansas City, MO
Northeast Regional Wi-Fi Available Boston - Providence / Springfield - Hartford - New York - Washington, DC - Lynchburg / Richmond - Petersburg - Norfolk / Newport News - Virginia Beach
Pacific Surfliner Wi-Fi Available San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
Pennsylvanian Wi-Fi Available New York - Pittsburgh
San Joaquins Wi-Fi Available San Francisco Bay Area / Sacramento - Bakersfield / Southern California
Silver Service / Palmetto Wi-Fi Available New York - Washington, DC - Charleston - Savannah - Jacksonville - Orlando - Tampa / Miami
Southwest Chief Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles
Sunset Limited New Orleans - San Antonio - Tucson - Phoenix - Los Angeles
Texas Eagle Chicago - St. Louis - Dallas - San Antonio - (Los Angeles)
Vermonter Wi-Fi Available St. Albans - Burlington - Springfield - New York - Washington, DC