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To: All BNSF Customers
06/19/2015

Service Update for Friday, June 19, 2015

The operation experienced mostly steady performance and good fluidity, but with some disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Bill in the past few days. As we reported, we took proactive steps to minimize service interruptions and the worst predictions regarding the storm's impact were not realized.

Nonetheless, some areas in southern Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri received nearly 10 inches of rain and washouts were reported. The Red Rock Subdivision in Oklahoma, which was shut down yesterday afternoon due to washouts, is now back in service. However, the Creek Subdivision, which runs between Tulsa and Madill, remains out of service with water levels still rising in several areas.

The River Subdivision, between St. Louis and Chaffee in southeastern Missouri, went out of service yesterday due to Mississippi River flooding. As heavy rain continues to fall around St. Louis today, more flooding issues are expected into the upcoming week. Our crews will continue to monitor water levels and make necessary track repairs.

We have implemented procedures, including the re-routing of trains, to address service inconsistencies as much as possible through these corridors. With an extended period of dry weather in the forecast for the southern Plains, we expect traffic flows to normalize through this area over the next several days.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending June 16:

Total trains held for the week increased by nearly seven percent to an average of 62.7 versus 58.7 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 76.2%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 48.3%

Total trains on the system was essentially unchanged from the prior week with an average of 1,549 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 270.4, which is up slightly from the prior week's 269.4 MPD.

Locomotive dwell decreased by nearly five percent from the prior week at 18.7 hours.

Car velocity was down by nearly two percent at 211.0 MPD versus 214.4 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 23.1%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 1.6%

Train velocity was down by less than one percent from the prior week at 17.8 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up 25.4%
    Versus the same week in 2013: up by 1.7%

Total volume exceeded 200,000 units with a robust 200,702 units moved in Week 23 (ending June 13).

Terminal dwell was down nearly one percent from the prior week at 24.1 hours.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 16.9%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 0.8%

As always, we thank you for your business and appreciate the opportunity to serve as your transportation service provider. We welcome your feedback and questions.

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