Railroad Performance Measures   

Kansas City Southern Lines and Kansas City Southern de Mexico

The Kansas City Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Consolidated
Weekly Performance Report
This report includes consolidated data for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.


All six railroads use the same definitions to calculate their performance data,ensuring a high degree of consistency of the measurements. However, these measures are most useful for examining trends and relative changes, and least useful as absolutes.

The level of one railroad’s performance relative to another’s may differ sharply because each railroad is unique. Differences between railroads include terrain, physical routes and network design, traffic mix and volume, the extent of passenger operations, and operational practices. External factors such as weather and port operations can also cause variations between railroads and over time.In addition,individual differences in the collection and reporting of operational data may affect the absolute level of the measures on each road to some degree.


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 Historical Average Week Ending
2Q16 Mar 2017  03/31/17 04/07/17 04/14/17 04/21/17 
RevisionsRR  R  
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,980 12,467  12,525 12,640 12,444 12,364 
Foreign RR 10,585 10,869  10,998 11,261 11,487 11,717 
Private 28,212 29,192  29,186 29,705 29,581 29,464 
Total 50,777 52,528  52,709 53,606 53,512 53,545 
Pct. Private 55.6 55.6  55.4 55.4 55.3 55.0 
By Car Type
Box 6,956 7,020  7,129 7,292 7,539 7,431 
Covered Hopper 16,653 17,704  17,854 17,679 17,647 17,396 
Gondola 5,487 5,592  5,315 5,469 5,254 5,198 
Intermodal 2,073 2,400  2,356 2,345 2,283 2,383 
Multilevel 3,157 3,066  3,194 3,394 3,525 3,928 
Open Hopper 3,832 4,034  3,931 4,239 3,863 4,088 
Tank 11,080 11,014  11,213 11,501 11,951 11,693 
Other 1,539 1,698  1,717 1,687 1,450 1,428 
Total 50,777 52,528  52,709 53,606 53,512 53,545 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 31.3 31.4  31.1 29.7 30.3 31.5 
Manifest 27.9 27.3  26.9 26.4 26.5 27.3 
Multilevel 31.3 31.4  31.9 29.7 30.3 31.5 
Coal Unit 27.0 25.8  26.4 25.6 25.0 25.2 
Grain Unit 27.1 25.3  25.2 25.4 25.1 26.0 
All Trains 28.4 27.6  27.5 26.8 27.0 27.6 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 23.3 27.1  24.4 32.8 26.3 25.4 
Kansas City, MO 18.5 15.8  16.9 16.4 18.5 16.6 
Laredo, TX 26.8 40.8  40.7 31.5 24.8 26.2 
Shreveport, LA 28.4 27.2  27.3 33.8 32.8 30.7 
Monterrey, NL 25.0 34.7  37.7 32.8 30.6 26.3 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 16.9 20.2  24.4 16.7 17.9 14.4 
San Luis Potosi, SL 15.7 11.9  10.9 10.9 12.7 12.2 
Sanchez, TM 39.8 41.8  36.5 46.7 48.7 47.4 
Entire Railroad 21.8 22.6  22.7 23.8 22.5 22.9 
When reviewing the above data, please refer to the specific definitions by this carrier to understand the measurements being provided.
R = Revised Figure(s) reported for this week 
- = Not Available