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Network Update for Friday, July 20, 2018
Other sections of the new lot will open in August and September. Alliance Intermodal Facility will offer approximately 1,340 additional parking stalls once the project is fully completed in September.
Service Expectations for the Week Ahead
Favorable operating conditions are expected across much of the network during the next several days.
During the upcoming week, network maintenance and expansion activity will continue across portions of our primary Northern Transcon route between Montana and the West Coast, which may cause some train delays during scheduled work windows.
In Texas, crews will continue their work on the major expansion project adding a nearly five-mile stretch of fourth main track to the Southern Transcon through Amarillo. The project, which began in February, remains on schedule for completion in September.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending July 19:
Total trains held for the week increased by nearly seven percent with an average of 109.9 trains held versus 103.0 trains held during the prior week.
Total trains on the system was up by nearly two percent versus the prior week with an average of 1,596 trains on the system.
Car velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was up by less than one percent at 208.7 MPD versus 208.1 MPD recorded the prior week.
Train velocity, measured in miles per hour (MPH), was up by more than one percent versus the prior week at 17.4 MPH.
Total volume was up by nearly 12 percent from the prior week with 212,718 units moved in Week 28 (ending July 14) versus 190,559 units in Week 27 (ending July 7, which included the Independence Day holiday).
Terminal dwell increased by more than two percent versus the prior week at 26.0 hours.
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