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
1Q16 Feb 2017  02/24/17 03/03/17 03/10/17 03/17/17 
RevisionsRR     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,784 12,415  12,593 12,535 12,543 12,438 
Foreign RR 10,458 11,004  10,864 10,743 10,865 11,106 
Private 27,643 28,047  28,162 28,380 29,655 29,258 
Total 49,885 51,466  51,619 51,658 53,063 52,802 
Pct. Private 55.4 54.5  54.6 54.9 55.9 55.4 
By Car Type
Box 7,007 7,029  6,864 6,836 6,906 7,094 
Covered Hopper 16,276 17,276  17,352 17,560 17,631 17,859 
Gondola 5,531 5,531  5,402 5,719 5,775 5,675 
Intermodal 2,054 2,342  2,368 2,350 2,454 2,438 
Multilevel 2,811 3,244  3,426 2,957 3,191 3,155 
Open Hopper 3,442 3,576  3,685 3,563 4,535 3,901 
Tank 11,125 10,846  10,874 10,998 10,908 10,962 
Other 1,639 1,622  1,648 1,675 1,663 1,718 
Total 49,885 51,466  51,619 51,658 53,063 52,802 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 31.3 31.5  30.5 30.4 30.4 30.7 
Manifest 27.6 27.7  28.1 27.3 27.4 27.6 
Multilevel 31.3 31.5  30.5 30.4 30.4 30.7 
Coal Unit 27.8 25.8  26.0 26.7 25.0 26.0 
Grain Unit 26.4 25.5  25.0 25.1 24.9 25.2 
All Trains 28.0 27.7  27.8 27.5 27.3 27.5 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 28.7 23.5  21.5 25.8 26.1 28.4 
Kansas City, MO 19.1 16.2  16.4 13.5 14.3 15.1 
Laredo, TX 29.5 33.4  31.0 41.3 41.6 40.2 
Shreveport, LA 33.2 29.1  26.7 31.2 26.0 25.4 
Monterrey, NL 23.4 28.6  31.3 31.0 32.1 34.4 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 13.7 18.2  17.2 19.7 17.7 16.0 
San Luis Potosi, SL 14.0 12.7  12.0 11.5 12.6 12.2 
Sanchez, TM 30.7 51.8  56.0 52.2 34.8 42.5 
Entire Railroad 21.2 22.8  23.2 23.5 22.1 22.3 
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