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Southwest Chief 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

Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles

On-Time Performance (Route)
June 2014Last 12 Months
56.7% 67.1%
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Primary Cause of Delays
June 2014
Track and Signals: 32.8%
  • 91.6% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 7.9% on New Mexico D.O.T.
  • 0.3% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Train Interference: 28.3%
  • 93.5% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 4.1% on New Mexico D.O.T.
  • 1.7% on Kansas City Terminal
Passenger: 15.1%
  • 87.2% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 7.0% on Amtrak
  • 2.9% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.
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  • BNSF Railway Company (Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA)