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To: All BNSF Customers
05/22/2015

Service Update for Friday, May 22, 2015

The operation continues to maintain good fluidity and a steady performance despite a range of difficult weather conditions across the network. These conditions have ranged from high winds, thunderstorms and tornadoes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to Spring snow in North Dakota. Nonetheless, overall velocity remained mostly stable, which is a credit to our Operations team.

As we reported last week, speed restrictions were implemented to maximize safety and minimize disruptions along the north-south corridor through Oklahoma and Texas, as well as the Gulf Coast. With downpours and thunderstorms expected through the weekend, those speed restrictions remain in effect for five subdivisions in these two states. We will also keep in effect our stepped-up track inspection program along these affected subdivisions as well as the re-routing of train traffic as necessary.

Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending May 19:

Total trains held for the week dropped by nearly 11 percent to an average of 84.9 versus 95.0 recorded the prior week.

    Versus the same week last year: better by 63.3%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 23.9%

Total trains on the system was up more than one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,599 trains on the system.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 267.6, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week’s 268.5 MPD.

Locomotive dwell decreased by nearly eight percent from the prior week at 18.6 hours.

Car velocity declined by half a percent at 209.6 MPD versus 210.7 MPD recorded the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: better by 15.7%
    Versus the same week in 2013: better by 0.1%

Train velocity was down nearly two percent from the prior week at 17.3 miles per hour.
    Versus the same week last year: up 18.5%
    Versus the same week in 2013: down by 1.7%

Total volume declined from the prior week with 195,931 units moved in Week 19 (ending May 16).

Terminal dwell decreased by nearly one percent to 24.2 hours versus 24.4 hours the prior week.
    Versus the same week last year: down by 14.5%
    Versus the same week in 2013: unchanged

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