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Service Update for Friday, October 2, 2015
The operation experienced solid performance gains with the best weekly levels of 2015 recorded in several categories. Velocity for cars and trains both increased to reach new highs for the year to date and are each running more than 10 percent above the averages from September 2013. The average of total trains held dropped by more than 20 percent to its lowest level this year with good fluidity maintained throughout the network. Total volume moved by the railroad remains strong as we exceeded the 200,000 level for the 18th week this year.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 61.1%
Total trains on the system was down by nearly one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,546 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 291.6, which is up by more than two percent from the prior week's 285.3 MPD.
Locomotive dwell decreased by more than three percent from the prior week at 17.8 hours.
Car velocity was up by more than four percent at 231.9 MPD versus 222.9 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 12.2%
Train velocity was up by nearly four percent from the prior week at 19.6 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 14.0%
Total volume increased slightly from the previous week with a robust 210,745 units moved in Week 38 (ending September 26).
Terminal dwell was down by 2.5 percent from the prior week at 23.7 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 3.7%
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