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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)
December 2015Last 12 Months
80.6% 50.9%
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Glossary of Terms

Primary Cause of Delays
December 2015
Operational: 25.0%
  • 51.3% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 26.8% on Kansas City Terminal
  • 20.9% on New Mexico D.O.T.
Track and Signals: 25.0%
  • 81.2% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 17.9% on New Mexico D.O.T.
  • 0.6% on S.C.R.R.A. (Moorpark to LAX)
Train Interference: 22.2%
  • 90.2% on BNSF Railway Company
  • 7.3% on New Mexico D.O.T.
  • 1.7% on Kansas City Terminal
Top three causes of delays, in % of delay minutes, may not add up to 100%.
Route Display
  • BNSF Railway Company (Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA)