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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.
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 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 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 in 2013: unchanged
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.