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
3Q16 Jul 2017  07/21/17 07/28/17 08/04/17 08/11/17 
RevisionsRR     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,840 11,987  12,029 11,921 11,819 12,170 
Foreign RR 11,349 11,044  11,316 11,364 10,619 11,064 
Private 29,016 30,638  30,878 30,914 30,729 30,991 
Total 52,205 53,669  54,223 54,199 53,167 54,225 
Pct. Private 55.6 57.1  56.9 57.0 57.8 57.2 
By Car Type
Box 6,995 6,500  6,335 6,328 6,554 6,919 
Covered Hopper 17,040 17,933  18,036 18,198 17,894 17,990 
Gondola 5,523 5,203  5,166 5,228 5,076 5,098 
Intermodal 2,124 2,186  2,082 2,141 2,058 2,065 
Multilevel 3,448 3,888  4,273 4,145 3,550 3,856 
Open Hopper 3,878 4,549  4,944 4,605 4,450 4,607 
Tank 11,426 11,831  11,783 11,933 11,973 11,985 
Other 1,771 1,579  1,604 1,621 1,612 1,705 
Total 52,205 53,669  54,223 54,199 53,167 54,225 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 31.4 29.7  29.0 30.1 29.5 30.5 
Manifest 27.7 26.8  26.5 27.8 27.2 27.8 
Multilevel 31.4 29.7  29.0 30.1 29.5 30.5 
Coal Unit 26.3 22.7  22.3 22.7 23.3 23.6 
Grain Unit 26.9 25.9  24.1 27.2 26.4 26.8 
All Trains 27.8 26.8  26.3 27.8 27.2 27.6 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 24.0 26.7  26.3 23.9 27.3 30.5 
Kansas City, MO 15.4 19.3  17.1 28.8 18.2 20.6 
Laredo, TX 22.9 26.7  28.7 23.7 20.7 24.0 
Shreveport, LA 32.2 33.9  32.8 34.6 33.6 30.8 
Monterrey, NL 32.1 24.6  23.0 26.4 27.1 24.9 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 21.6 13.2  12.3 14.3 12.8 10.5 
San Luis Potosi, SL 18.1 12.9  11.7 14.1 13.4 12.0 
Sanchez, TM 51.4 37.0  35.1 34.8 32.5 26.5 
Entire Railroad 24.1 22.1  21.4 22.7 22.2 22.1 
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