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 May 2017  05/26/17 06/02/17 06/09/17 06/16/17 
RevisionsRR  R  
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,980 12,297  12,045 12,119 12,044 11,904 
Foreign RR 10,585 11,265  11,065 10,783 10,811 10,852 
Private 28,212 30,358  30,145 29,852 29,728 29,411 
Total 50,777 53,920  53,255 52,754 52,583 52,167 
Pct. Private 55.6 56.3  56.6 56.6 56.5 56.4 
By Car Type
Box 6,956 6,993  6,704 6,266 6,179 6,504 
Covered Hopper 16,653 17,690  17,606 17,401 17,713 17,684 
Gondola 5,487 5,348  5,172 5,326 5,163 5,011 
Intermodal 2,073 2,254  2,286 2,199 2,070 2,135 
Multilevel 3,157 3,756  3,823 3,863 3,972 3,789 
Open Hopper 3,832 4,317  4,337 4,324 4,129 3,912 
Tank 11,080 11,960  11,747 11,721 11,832 11,671 
Other 1,539 1,602  1,580 1,654 1,525 1,461 
Total 50,777 53,920  53,255 52,754 52,583 52,167 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 31.3 30.5  29.8 30.3 29.8 30.2 
Manifest 27.9 26.7  26.1 26.5 26.6 26.9 
Multilevel 31.3 30.5  29.8 30.3 29.8 30.2 
Coal Unit 27.0 23.7  23.6 24.4 24.2 24.6 
Grain Unit 27.1 25.1  24.1 25.2 24.4 25.6 
All Trains 28.4 27.0  26.5 27.1 26.9 27.2 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 23.3 25.3  25.7 24.4 25.2 25.2 
Kansas City, MO 18.5 22.8  16.9 22.4 22.8 15.6 
Laredo, TX 26.8 31.1  32.6 28.0 31.1 25.6 
Shreveport, LA 28.4 31.6  34.7 27.5 32.3 27.9 
Monterrey, NL 25.0 23.6  22.2 22.1 23.9 22.0 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 16.9 17.2  17.1 15.2 17.2 14.7 
San Luis Potosi, SL 15.7 13.6  13.1 14.0 13.3 15.5 
Sanchez, TM 39.8 35.0  28.9 30.9 35.8 32.4 
Entire Railroad 21.8 22.0  21.8 21.6 22.0 20.7 
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