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To: All BNSF Customers
08/14/2015

Service Update for Friday, August 14, 2015

The operation generated another week of steady performance and good fluidity across the network. System car velocity experienced modest improvement while total trains held dropped to its lowest weekly level since early May. Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the third consecutive week and, at 206,602 units moved, represents the highest weekly level of the year to date.

Extreme heat also returned to some areas of our North Region this week. Our crews addressed heat-related rail conditions on a portion of our busy Glasgow Subdivision in northeast Montana and temporary speed restrictions were implemented. We will continue to conduct additional track inspections as triple-digit temperatures are expected today in portions of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. In addition, strong winds and some severe storms will impact the interior Pacific Northwest. The risk for additional wildfires in the region will remain high going into the weekend.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending August 11:

Total trains held for the week decreased by nearly nine percent to an average of 57.6 versus 63.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: down by 74.6%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 52.1%

Total trains on the system was down by more than two percent from the prior week with an average of 1,554 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 278.1, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week’s 278.8 MPD.

Locomotive dwell decreased by more than four percent from the prior week at 17.7 hours.

Car velocity was up by nearly one percent at 216.2 MPD versus 214.4 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 21.2%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 5.4%

Train velocity was essentially unchanged from the prior week at 18.4 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up by 26.0%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 7.6%

Total volume was up by nearly three percent with a robust 206,602 units moved in Week 31 (ending August 8).

Terminal dwell was down by nearly two percent from the prior week at 24.2 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 15.1%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 2.4%

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