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Service Update for Friday, April 24, 2015
The operation remained fluid this week while velocity performance held steady across the network. Total volume moved by the railroad once again topped 200,000 units for the sixth consecutive week and total trains held dropped by nearly 20 percent. While a significant outbreak of severe storms could occur from eastern Kansas down through Texas today, favorable weather conditions continue to exist throughout the rest of the network.
Versus the same week in 2013: better by 40.2%
Total trains on the system was down 1.5 percent from the prior week with an average of 1,606 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 277.6, which is up 0.4 percent from the prior week’s 276.4 MPD.
Locomotive dwell declined by 1.5 percent from the prior week at 19.1 hours.
Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 221.0 MPD versus 222.1 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: better by 6.4%
Train velocity was also essentially unchanged from the prior week at 18.3 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up 1.1%
Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the sixth consecutive week with a robust 202,340 units moved in Week 15 (ending April 18).
Terminal dwell increased by slightly less than one percent to 23.5 hours versus 23.3 hours the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: better by 2.9%
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