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Service Update for Friday, August 14, 2015
The operation generated another week of steady performance and good fluidity across the network. System car velocity experienced modest improvement while total trains held dropped to its lowest weekly level since early May. Total volume exceeded 200,000 units for the third consecutive week and, at 206,602 units moved, represents the highest weekly level of the year to date.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 52.1%
Total trains on the system was down by more than two percent from the prior week with an average of 1,554 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 278.1, which is essentially unchanged from the prior week’s 278.8 MPD.
Locomotive dwell decreased by more than four percent from the prior week at 17.7 hours.
Car velocity was up by nearly one percent at 216.2 MPD versus 214.4 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 5.4%
Train velocity was essentially unchanged from the prior week at 18.4 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 7.6%
Total volume was up by nearly three percent with a robust 206,602 units moved in Week 31 (ending August 8).
Terminal dwell was down by nearly two percent from the prior week at 24.2 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 2.4%
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