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To: All BNSF Customers
06/12/2015

Service Update for Friday, June 12, 2015

The operation experienced mostly steady performance and good fluidity this week with some minor service interruptions occurring in the Central Region, the Chicago area and the Pacific Northwest. Nonetheless, the weekly average for total trains held improved for the second consecutive week and total volume was up seven percent from the prior week.

Despite the outbreaks of severe weather across the network, maintenance activity and expansion work remains in full swing. Five miles of new double-track will be placed into service tomorrow along our busy Glasgow subdivision, which runs between Glasgow, Montana and Minot, North Dakota. This represents a portion of the 36 miles of new double-track that will be added on this subdivision this year. Overall, our capital gangs continue to make excellent progress toward completing the nearly 30 major line and terminal expansion projects planned for this year. The additional capacity and ongoing maintenance work supports efficient train flows and improved velocity across the network.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending June 9:

Total trains held for the week improved by more than eight percent to an average of 58.7 versus 64.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 80.0%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 51.6%

Total trains on the system increased by more than one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,552 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 269.4, which is down by less than one percent from the prior week’s 271.7 MPD.

Locomotive dwell decreased by three percent from the prior week at 19.6 hours.

Car velocity was down by two percent at 213.8 MPD versus 218.1 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 22.4%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 3.0%

Train velocity was also down by nearly three percent from the prior week at 17.9 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up 28.8%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 2.3%

Total volume was up nearly seven percent from the prior week with 198,018 units moved in Week 22 (ending June 6).

Terminal dwell was unchanged from the prior week at 24.3 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 13.5%
    Versus the same week in 2013: unchanged

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