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Service Update for Friday, June 5, 2015
The operation continued its steady performance and good fluidity this week, with much improved weather conditions in Texas and Oklahoma. Speed restrictions between Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City are no longer in effect, and trains are once again moving on the Creek Subdivision in Oklahoma after being out of service for more than a week due to flooding. System velocity, and particularly velocity in the South Region, also improved and total trains held has been reduced substantially from the previous week.
Versus the same week in 2013: better by 47.2%
Total trains on the system declined by nearly five percent from the prior week with an average of 1,526 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 271.1, which is down by one percent from the prior week's 274.1 MPD.
Locomotive dwell increased by nearly 17 percent from the prior week at 20.2 hours.
Car velocity was up by more than one percent at 218.0 MPD versus 215.4 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: better by 5.0%
Train velocity was up nearly three percent from the prior week at 18.4 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 5.1%
Total volume was down nearly six percent from the prior week with 185,468 units moved in Week 21 (ending May 30).
Terminal dwell was unchanged from the prior week at 24.3 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: unchanged
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