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To: All BNSF Customers
05/01/2015

Service Update for Friday, May 1, 2015

The BNSF operation experienced another strong week with increased velocity performance and good fluidity across the network. Both overall car and train velocity reached their highest weekly averages of the year to date, and total volume moved by the railroad topped 200,000 units once again for the seventh consecutive week. We also continued to experience favorable Spring weather conditions throughout the network, although widespread rain and storms are expected for the upper Midwest and Great Plains through much of the upcoming week.

As our capital gangs continue their work across the network, some expansion projects have already been completed and are now providing additional benefits to the operation. This week, more than 12 miles of new double-track was placed into service on our Ravenna subdivision, which runs from central Nebraska eastward to Lincoln. The completed project is already improving velocity along this heavily trafficked coal route.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending April 28:

Total trains held for the week declined by 15 percent to an average of 52.7 versus 62.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 74.2%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 49.1%

Total trains on the system was down 1.7 percent from the prior week with an average of 1,579 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 280.8, which is up 1.2 percent from the prior week's 277.6 MPD.

Locomotive dwell increased by 4.7 percent from the prior week at 20.0 hours.

Car velocity was up nearly one percent at 223.3 MPD versus 221.5 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 19.4%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 7.5%

Train velocity was up more than two percent from the prior week at 18.7 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up 24.7%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up 3.3%

Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the seventh consecutive week with a strong 201,973 units moved in Week 16 (ending April 25).

Terminal dwell was essentially unchanged at 23.4 hours versus 23.5 hours the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 18.8%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 3.3%

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