Service Update for Friday, September 11, 2015
To: All BNSF Customers 09/11/2015
The operation experienced solid performance gains this week with improved velocity for locomotives, trains and cars. We also generated a double-digit reduction in total trains held and good fluidity was reported across the network. Weekly volume declined slightly from last week’s year-to-date high, but we still recorded one of the top 10 highest weekly levels since 2007.
While generally favorable…
weather conditions are in place across much of the network, more than 20 trains experienced significant delays on Wednesday due to flooding along our Mojave Subdivision in southern California. Temporary speed restrictions were implemented through yesterday afternoon as maintenance crews completed track repairs in multiple locations. More showers and storms are possible for interior areas east of Los Angeles and San Diego through the weekend.
Below is a look at the key operational performance categories for the week ending September 8:
Total trains held for the week decreased by 19 percent to an average of 54.3 versus 67.0 recorded the prior week.
Versus the same week last year: down by 77.2%
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 50.8%
Total trains on the system was down by nearly two percent from the prior week with an average of 1,570 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 284.3, which is up by more than one percent from the prior week’s 281.0 MPD.
Locomotive dwell was unchanged from the prior week at 17.3 hours.
Car velocity was up by more than two percent at 221.8 MPD versus 216.7 MPD recorded the prior week. Versus the same week last year: up by 23.1%
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 7.3%
Train velocity was up by more than three percent from the prior week at 18.9 miles per hour. Versus the same week last year: up by 28.6%
Versus the same week in 2013: up by 9.9%
Total volume was down by less than one percent from last week’s year-to-date high with 210,052 units moved in Week 35 (ending September 5).
Terminal dwell was down by less than one percent from the prior week at 24.4 hours. Versus the same week last year: down by 9.6%
Versus the same week in 2013: down by 0.8%
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