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Regional Rail On-Time Performance

Latest Figures

Please visit the Regional Rail Service Improvement Program website for the latest On-Time Performance figures and information.

12/4/2016 - 12/31/2016

93% | Airport Line
86% | Chestnut Hill East Line
87% | Chestnut Hill West Line
74% | Cynwyd Line
90% | Fox Chase Line
71% | Lansdale/Doylestown Line
82% | Manayunk/Norristown Line
79% | Media/Elwyn Line
72% | Paoli/Thorndale Line
78% | Trenton Line
88% | Warminster Line/Glenside Combined
72% | West Trenton Line
76% | Wilmington/Newark Line

81% | System Total

What is On-Time Performance?

On-Time Performance (OTP) is the program used by Regional Rail to measure service reliability. OTP identifies the number of trains, for all rail lines, that arrive at their scheduled destination at the scheduled time. To understand how SEPTA calculates service reliability there are two important facts to keep in mind:

The Authority follows the industry standard that a train may arrive up to 5 minutes and 59 seconds after its scheduled time and still be considered on-time.

Suburban Station is the "arrival" for Center City used to determine a train's performance.

Weather, maintenance work, and unanticipated activities by third parties make it nearly impossible to achieve 100% service reliability, particularly since delays caused by these incidents are included in the Authority's monthly reporting figures. However, since service dependability is a key operational objective, SEPTA has established an annual goal of 90% for Regional Rail On-Time Performance.