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Service Update for Friday, July 31, 2015
The operation delivered steady performance and good fluidity across the network this week. Velocity for trains, locomotives and cars all improved, along with a substantial double-digit decline in total trains held. Total volume also exceeded 200,000 units for the first time in six weeks and average trains on the system reached its highest level since mid-April.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 36.5%
Total trains on the system was up by nearly three percent from the prior week with an average of 1,601 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 277.4, which is up more than one percent from the prior week’s 274.2 MPD.
Locomotive dwell decreased by more than two percent from the prior week at 17.2 hours.
Car velocity was up by less than one percent at 214.1 MPD versus 213.0 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 1.6%
Train velocity was up by nearly two percent from the prior week at 18.1 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 3.4%
Total volume exceeded 200,000 units, with a robust 202,630 units moved in Week 29 (ending July 25).
Terminal dwell was essentially unchanged from the prior week at 24.4 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 2.5%
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