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Service Update for Friday, September 25, 2015
The operation generated steady performance this week with velocity for locomotives, trains and cars remaining strong. After recording a year-to-date low last week, the total trains held average increased by nearly 13 trains due to some disruptions in our North and South Regions. Total volume bounced back above the robust 200,000 level for the 17th week this year. Following a nine percent decrease due to the Labor Day holiday, we moved nearly 210,000 units during the latest reporting week.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending September 22:
Total trains held for the week increased by nearly 30 percent to an average of 56.0 versus 43.1 recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 49.3%
Total trains on the system was up by nearly three percent from the prior week with an average of 1,553 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 284.8, which is up by more than two percent from the prior week's 278.8 MPD.
Locomotive dwell decreased by more than six percent from the prior week at 18.4 hours.
Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 222.4 MPD versus 221.7 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 7.6%
Train velocity was down by one percent from the prior week at 18.9 miles per hour.
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 9.9%
Total volume increased more than nine percent from the previous week, which included the Labor Day holiday. We moved 209,943 units in Week 37 (ending September 19).
Terminal dwell was up by more than two percent from the prior week at 24.3 hours.
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 1.2%
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