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Service Update for Thursday, July 23, 2015
The operation continues to recover from several incidents that negatively impacted performance during the past week. While we quickly implemented extensive train re-routing to minimize service disruption, the July 16 crude train derailment near Culbertson, Montana on our busy Glasgow Subdivision caused some temporary velocity reduction and a substantial increase in trains holding in the North Region. Traffic flows have since normalized through the area and performance has improved over the past several days.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 19.2%
Total trains on the system was up by nearly one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,561 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 274.2, which is down 1.5 percent from the prior week’s 278.3 MPD.
Locomotive dwell decreased by nearly six percent from the prior week at 17.6 hours.
Car velocity was down by nearly two percent at 212.7 MPD versus 216.2 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 0.9%
Train velocity was down by more than one percent from the prior week at 17.8 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 1.7%
Total volume was up 3.5 percent with 199,690 units moved in Week 28 (ending
Terminal dwell was down less by than one percent from the prior week at 24.5 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 2.9%
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