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To: All BNSF Customers
05/08/2015

Service Update for Friday, May 8, 2015

Earlier this week, we advised affected customers of a BNSF crude oil unit train derailment in Heimdal, North Dakota, located on our KO subdivision which runs between Minot, ND and Dilworth, MN. In response to the incident, procedures were implemented to address the service interruption, including the re-routing of traffic around this area.

At 7:35 a.m. CDT today, service was restored on the mainline track. However, some trains may still experience delays moving through this corridor as normal traffic flows resume.

We have also confronted challenges due to recent severe weather. Multiple tornadoes and flooding hit north Texas last night, including along our Ft. Worth subdivision where service has been affected. As BNSF crews work to remove debris and repair damaged track, customers can expect delays of 48 to 72 hours on traffic through the area.

Tornado and flash flood watches remain in effect for large portions of southern Kansas, Oklahoma and north Texas. The threat of additional tornadoes, as well as washouts due to heavy rain, will exist in these same areas through the weekend. Winter storm watches are also posted for areas along our Front Range subdivision, which runs from southern Wyoming southward to Denver, where significant snowfall is likely.

Prior to these recent service disruptions, overall train and car velocities were steady versus the previous period, with total volume moved by the railroad topping 200,000 units for the eighth straight week.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending May 5:

Total trains held for the week increased by nearly nine percent to an average of 57.4 versus 52.7 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 72.9%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 48.5%

Total trains on the system was down two percent from the prior week with an average of 1,555 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 282.2, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week’s 281.7 MPD.

Locomotive dwell decreased by six percent from the prior week at 18.8 hours.

Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 223.7 MPD versus 223.9 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 20.1%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 6.8%

Train velocity also held steady from the prior week at 18.8 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up 26.2%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up 6.8%

Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the eighth consecutive week with a robust 203,569 units moved in Week 17 (ending May 2).

Terminal dwell increased by nearly one percent to 23.6 hours versus 23.4 hours the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 18.3%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 2.5%

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.

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