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To: All BNSF Customers
08/07/2015

Service Update for Friday, August 7, 2015

The operation generated steady performance and good fluidity across the network this week. With favorable operating conditions, the weekly average of total trains has improved to its lowest level since mid-June. Total volume also exceeded 200,000 units for the second consecutive week.

While there were no major service impacts due to weather, wildfires in the Pacific Northwest caused some minor train delays on Tuesday along our Fallbridge Subdivision, which runs between Pasco, Wash. and Portland, Oregon. With cooler weather and light winds now in place, the risk for additional fires in the region has been reduced. Heavy rain and severe storms are possible in parts of the central Plains today. However, going into the second week of August, more favorable weather is expected for most of the network during the next several days.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending August 4:

Total trains held for the week decreased by six percent to an average of 63.0 versus 67.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: down by 72.8%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 47.5%

Total trains on the system was down by more than one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,579 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 278.2, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week's 277.4 MPD.

Locomotive dwell increased by nearly eight percent from the prior week at 18.5 hours.

Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 214.2 MPD versus 214.6 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 19.5%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 4.4%

Train velocity was up by more than two percent from the prior week at 18.5 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 25.9%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 8.2%

Total volume exceeded 200,000 units, with a strong 200,966 units moved in Week 30 (ending August 1).

Terminal dwell was up by less than one percent from the prior week at 24.6 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 13.4%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 0.8%

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