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 five 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
4Q16 Nov 2017  11/17/17 11/24/17 12/01/17 12/08/17 
Revisions R     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,991 12,223  12,331 12,283 12,174 12,127 
Foreign RR 11,941 11,652  11,546 11,322 11,807 11,435 
Private 28,689 30,902  31,199 30,760 30,916 30,635 
Total 52,621 54,777  55,076 54,365 54,897 54,197 
Pct. Private 54.5 56.4  56.6 56.6 56.3 56.5 
By Car Type
Box 7,126 6,798  6,768 6,817 6,889 6,923 
Covered Hopper 17,419 18,646  18,897 18,610 18,497 18,519 
Gondola 5,531 5,286  5,287 5,108 5,159 5,080 
Intermodal 2,271 2,086  2,088 2,053 2,127 1,997 
Multilevel 3,594 3,971  3,856 3,906 4,230 3,995 
Open Hopper 3,851 4,277  4,289 4,412 4,102 3,837 
Tank 11,146 12,071  12,229 11,842 12,251 12,383 
Other 1,683 1,642  1,662 1,617 1,642 1,463 
Total 52,621 54,777  55,076 54,365 54,897 54,197 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 32.1 30.8  30.4 30.6 30.5 30.1 
Manifest 27.8 27.6  27.2 28.3 27.5 27.1 
Multilevel 32.1 30.8  30.4 30.6 30.5 30.1 
Coal Unit 25.8 24.2  23.4 25.3 24.7 23.5 
Grain Unit 26.4 25.8  24.9 26.1 25.5 25.3 
All Trains 28.0 27.4  27.2 28.0 27.5 27.0 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 25.4 28.4  28.0 29.5 30.6 24.6 
Kansas City, MO 19.0 19.1  18.5 17.9 19.0 16.9 
Laredo, TX 26.5 31.0  20.8 35.2 35.0 29.8 
Shreveport, LA 33.9 32.9  27.0 28.4 39.7 29.6 
Monterrey, NL 34.9 28.7  31.0 31.2 21.9 23.0 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 22.8 22.3  27.0 21.5 16.8 18.1 
San Luis Potosi, SL 15.4 12.5  13.6 12.7 11.1 14.1 
Sanchez, TM 49.5 32.1  31.2 31.7 31.3 35.2 
Entire Railroad 24.7 23.3  22.1 22.7 24.4 22.4 
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