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Network Update for Friday, April 8, 2016
For the past two years, we have issued a weekly Service Update to all customers as a way to keep you regularly informed about our operational performance along with our efforts to continuously deliver improved service and strengthen the BNSF network. While we have received positive feedback about these updates, you have also noticed that our service performance has returned to the high levels that you have historically experienced from BNSF. As a result, we are transitioning this week to a new bi-weekly format tailored to each of our customer groups: Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Agricultural Products and Coal. We hope you will find this refreshed Network Update even more informative to your business.
For more information about our shuttle train offerings for the upcoming summer and fall harvest seasons, visit our website at www.bnsf.com.
Service Expectations for the Week Ahead
Severe storms are possible for the central and southern Plains during the first part of the next week. As much of the network will continue to experience relatively mild, dry conditions, no service interruptions due to weather are expected during the upcoming week.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending April 5:
Total trains held for the week increased by more than eight percent to an average of 24.9 trains held versus 23.0 trains during the prior week.
Total trains on the system was essentially unchanged with an average of 1,183 trains on the system versus 1,180 trains during the prior week.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 292.2, which is up by less than one percent from the 291.0 MPD recorded during the prior week.
Car velocity increased by nearly one percent at 227.4 MPD versus 226.3 MPD recorded the prior week.
Train velocity was down by more than one percent at 22.4 miles per hour versus 22.7 miles per hour recorded the prior week.
Total volume was higher by nearly seven percent with 176,852 units moved in Week 13 (ending April 2) versus 165,843 units in Week 12 (ending March 26).
Terminal dwell was down by nearly five percent at 23.1 hours versus 24.2 hours recorded the prior week.
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.