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To: All BNSF Customers
07/17/2015

Service Update for Friday, July 17, 2015

The operation experienced solid performance gains again this week with velocity improvements and a substantial double-digit decline in total trains held. System velocity was up across all business units and good fluidity was maintained throughout the network. While flooding issues abated during the week, the River Subdivision in Missouri remains out of service due to high water in several locations. Our crews continue to make all necessary track repairs and we anticipate that service could be restored as early as this weekend.

We are also addressing service disruptions along our busy Glasgow Subdivision, which runs between Minot, N.D. and Glasgow, Montana. Last night, a BNSF crude oil unit train derailed near Culbertson, Montana. We promptly dispatched operational and environmental personnel to the scene to work closely with emergency responders. There were no injuries reported. BNSF environmental responders and containment equipment are on site. Some trains may be re-routed and shipments moving through this corridor may experience delays of 48 to 72 hours while we address this incident.

As planned, nine miles of new double-track went into service on our Southern Transcon route this week between Vaughn and Carnero, New Mexico. This new double-track segment provides additional capacity as well as expected on-time performance improvements during peak traffic periods. Also on the Southern Transcon, construction continues on nearly 10 additional double-track miles along our Panhandle Subdivision in Oklahoma. This segment, addressing one of the few remaining single-track sections on the Transcon, is expected to be in service later this year.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending July 14:

Total trains held for the week declined by nearly 39 percent to an average of 70.6 versus 115.4 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: down by 71.1%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 33.1%

Total trains on the system was down more than one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,548 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 277.5, which is up three percent from the prior week’s 269.4 MPD.

Locomotive dwell increased by more than eight percent from the prior week at 18.7 hours.

Car velocity was up by four percent at 215.9 MPD versus 207.6 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 22.0%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 2.4%

Train velocity was up by nearly three percent from the prior week at 18.0 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 25.9%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 2.9%

Total volume was up more than three percent from the prior week with 192,885 units moved in Week 27 (ending July 11).

Terminal dwell was down nearly one percent from the prior week at 24.6 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 10.5%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 3.4%

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