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Service Update for Friday, November 13, 2015
The operation recovered quickly from the service interruptions impacting our performance this past week. As we reported, a merchandise train derailed last Saturday on our St. Croix Subdivision, approximately 70 miles northwest of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The derailment, which involved several ethanol tank cars, affected both main tracks through the incident location. While we were able to re-route some traffic, we experienced higher-than-normal train holding delays and a temporary velocity reduction as a result of the outage. Service was restored to both main tracks early Tuesday morning and traffic flows through the corridor have since normalized. In addition to completing all necessary environmental remediation, we are working with federal investigators to determine the cause of the derailment.
Versus the same month last year: down by 63.3%
Total trains on the system was down by three percent from the prior week with an average of 1,519 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 284.8, which is down by more than four percent from the prior week's 297.6 MPD.
Locomotive dwell was up by six percent from the prior week at 19.5 hours.
Car velocity was down by more than four percent at 225.5 MPD versus 235.1 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same month last year: up by 19.7%
Train velocity was down by nearly two percent from the prior week at 19.3 miles per hour.
Versus the same month last year: up by 27.8%
Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the eighth straight week, with a strong 204,142 units moved in Week 44 (ending November 7).
Terminal dwell was down by nearly one percent from the prior week at 24.5 hours.
Versus the same month last year: down by 12.8%
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