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To: All BNSF Customers
12/04/2015

Service Update for Friday, December 4, 2015

The operation generated solid performance during the past week with velocity for cars and trains remaining at or near their highest levels of the year to date. For the month of November, average velocity for locomotives, cars, trains improved by 14, 22 and 32 percent respectively from the averages recorded in November 2014. Total volume moved by the railroad, as well as total trains on the system, was lower during the past week due to reduced demand over the Thanksgiving holiday.

As we have reported, the network continues to exhibit strong resiliency when confronted by severe winter weather. Despite record early snowfall in parts of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest during the past two weeks, as well as ice affecting parts of the South Region last week, impacts on service were minimal. While more rain and snow is expected in the Pacific Northwest today and through the weekend, mild, dry weather in most other areas of the network will provide favorable operating conditions into the middle of next week.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending December 1:

Total trains held for the week was up by nearly 12 percent to an average of 51.7 versus 46.3 trains held the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 72.5%
    Versus the same month last year: better by 62.9%

Total trains on the system was down by more than eight percent from the prior week with an average of 1,351 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 275.0, which is down by nearly seven percent from the prior week’s 294.8 MPD.

Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 228.0 MPD versus 228.8 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 19.7%
    Versus the same month last year: better by 13.8%

Train velocity improved by nearly five percent from the prior week at 20.9 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 34.8%
    Versus the same month last year: better by 28.2%

Total volume was down more than 10 percent from the prior week due primarily to the Thanksgiving holiday, with 177,269 units moved in Week 47 (ending November 28).

Terminal dwell was up by nearly three percent from the prior week at 25.4 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 11.2%
    Versus the same month last year: better by 3.8%

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