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Service Update for Friday, August 7, 2015
The operation generated steady performance and good fluidity across the network this week. With favorable operating conditions, the weekly average of total trains has improved to its lowest level since mid-June. Total volume also exceeded 200,000 units for the second consecutive week.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 47.5%
Total trains on the system was down by more than one percent from the prior week with an average of 1,579 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 278.2, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week's 277.4 MPD.
Locomotive dwell increased by nearly eight percent from the prior week at 18.5 hours.
Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 214.2 MPD versus 214.6 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 4.4%
Train velocity was up by more than two percent from the prior week at 18.5 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 8.2%
Total volume exceeded 200,000 units, with a strong 200,966 units moved in Week 30 (ending August 1).
Terminal dwell was up by less than one percent from the prior week at 24.6 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 0.8%
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