BNSF updates performance metrics, double track project

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BNSF SD70ACe Steve Schmollinger
Steve Schmollinger
FORT WORTH, Texas – In a customer service advisory distributed this week, BNSF Railway has released updates to its train efficiency strategies, a review of the company’s motive power situation, and train volume for the week ending in Oct. 14.

The company says it continuing to add a second track on the Glasgow Subdivision between Minot, N.D., and Glasgow, Mont. Last weekend, BNSF placed into service an additional 6 miles of double-track, bringing to total to nearly 50 miles of new double track added to the corridor.

On the operations side, total trains held for power for the week was an average of 62.9, which improved nearly three percent from the prior week. Total trains on the system continues to be robust with an average of 1,923 trains on the system for the week, but is 33 trains fewer than last week.

Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day, increased to 254.7 compared to 248.9 miles per day during the prior week. Locomotive dwell was essentially unchanged at 16.7 hours versus 16.8 hours for the prior week.

Car velocity, also measured in miles per day, improved for the week at 187.6, which is more than two percent better than the 183.7 miles per day recorded the prior week.

Train velocity was also improved for the week at 14.9 mph. The improvement is 3.5 percent faster than the prior week.

Total volume handled was strong once again at 207,973 units handled in Week 41. The weekly result makes this the fifth consecutive week of handling more than 200,000 units.

Terminal dwell increased by less than two percent to 28.2 hours for the week, which is 30 minutes longer than the prior week.

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