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Network Update for Friday, January 5, 2018
Service Expectations for the Week Ahead
No additional Arctic cold outbreaks are expected during the next several days as temperatures return to near normal levels across the North. While an active weather pattern returns in the Pacific Northwest, operating conditions for this time of year should remain favorable across much of the network.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending January 4:
Total trains held for the week decreased by more than 37 percent with an average of 118.1 trains held versus 186.7 trains held during the prior week.
Total trains on the system was essentially unchanged versus the prior week with an average of 1,283 trains on the system.
Car velocity was up by nearly three percent at 197.0 MPD versus 192.2 MPD recorded the prior week.
Train velocity, measured in miles per hour (MPH), was up by nearly five percent versus the prior week at 17.9 MPH.
Terminal dwell decreased by nearly three percent versus the prior week at 26.9 hours.
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