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Network Update for Friday, March 16, 2018
The work is progressing as scheduled with the project expected to be completed in September.
New BNSF Coal Forecasting Tool (CFT) Update
During the past year, we have assisted many customers in transitioning to the new CFT. This new tool enables BNSF utilities and mines to more easily generate and provide accurate forecasting, which is critical to supporting the service needs of our coal network. As we complete this transition period, we would like to remind customers to please include forecasts for the current month as well as the upcoming three months in the CFT. If you have any questions regarding use of the new CFT, please contact the BNSF Coal Team.
Service Expectations for the Week Ahead
Favorable operating conditions are expected across much of the BNSF network during the upcoming week while another winter storm is likely to impact the mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast.
This map highlights the ongoing maintenance activity taking place on the BNSF network. Some trains may experience delays during the upcoming week associated with multi-week projects, specifically on our Lakeside Subdivision near Spokane, Washington as well as on the Red Rock Subdivision through central Oklahoma. We appreciate your patience as this work remains critical to ensuring our network operates as safely and efficiently as possible. We will continue to inform impacted customers of any major service interruptions due to scheduled work windows.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending March 15:
Total trains held for the week decreased by nearly 10 percent with an average of 99.6 trains held versus 110.0 trains held during the prior week.
Total trains on the system was essentially unchanged versus the prior week with an average of 1,564 trains on the system.
Car velocity was up by nearly one percent at 214.3 MPD versus 212.4 MPD recorded the prior week.
Train velocity, measured in miles per hour (MPH), was up by nearly two percent versus the prior week at 18.2 MPH.
Total volume was essentially unchanged from the prior week with 207,518 units moved in Week 10 (ending March 10) versus 207,229 units in Week 9 (ending March 3).
Terminal dwell increased by nearly one percent versus the prior week at 26.0 hours.
As always, we thank you for your business and appreciate the opportunity to serve as your transportation service provider. We welcome your feedback and questions.