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To: All BNSF Customers
10/09/2015

Service Update for Friday, October 9, 2015

The operation continues to generate solid performance with strong velocity for cars, trains and locomotives. Good fluidity was experienced across the network and the average number of trains holding remains low. In addition, we recorded our highest weekly volume of 2015 to date at nearly 215,000 units, which also represents the most units moved by the railroad in a week since 2006.

As we have reported, our crews are making great progress in completing this year's capital expansion projects. This weekend, another siding extension will be placed into service on our Brush Subdivision in Colorado, which runs east from Denver. This is the fourth of six new or extended sidings that will be added along the Brush Subdivision this year. Sidings, as highlighted in this video, help improve traffic flow by enabling trains to pass each other, which provides the capability to handle more trains on the same line. The additional capacity will help address congestion through the corridor and improve throughput into and out of Denver.

We are also monitoring the legislative developments on extending the current Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline. With fewer than 40 official legislative days remaining on the Congressional calendar, we are actively expressing the need for action by the end of October to prevent any adverse impacts to our customers. Meanwhile, our engineering crews continue to install PTC hardware components and work to resolve technical issues that have become apparent during our testing of the system.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending October 6:

Total trains held for the week increased by nearly 12 percent to an average of 48.0 versus 43.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: down by 80.0%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 70.8%

Total trains on the system was up by nearly two percent from the prior week with an average of 1,575 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 293.4, which is up by nearly one percent from the prior week's 291.6 MPD.

Locomotive dwell was unchanged from the prior week at 17.8 hours.

Car velocity was up by more than one percent at 229.6 MPD versus 232.5 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 24.9%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 16.4%

Train velocity was down by more than two percent from the prior week at 19.1 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 32.6%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 15.1%

Total volume increased by nearly two percent from the previous week with a robust 214,780 units moved in Week 39 (ending October 3).

Terminal dwell was up by more than three percent from the prior week at 24.5 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 11.6%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 4.3%

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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