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
2Q17 Mar 2018  03/23/18 03/30/18 04/06/18 04/13/18 
Revisions R     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 12,170  12,168 12,386 11,955 11,713 
Foreign RR 10,962  11,079 11,142 10,696 11,060 
Private 32,537  32,959 32,429 32,781 33,081 
Total 55,669  56,206 55,957 55,432 55,854 
Pct. Private 58.4  58.6 58.0 59.1 59.2 
By Car Type
Box 7,052  7,067 6,963 6,830 6,874 
Covered Hopper 18,839  18,923 19,012 19,061 18,807 
Gondola 5,133  5,242 5,130 4,924 4,962 
Intermodal 2,280  2,358 2,171 2,161 2,279 
Multilevel 3,482  3,547 3,802 3,492 3,695 
Open Hopper 4,224  4,306 4,125 4,165 4,218 
Tank 13,027  13,220 13,142 13,171 13,364 
Other 1,632  1,543 1,612 1,628 1,655 
Total 55,669  56,206 55,957 55,432 55,854 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 30.7 30.8  30.2 31.0 31.8 30.7 
Manifest 26.7 27.0  27.1 27.1 27.6 27.2 
Multilevel 30.7 30.8  30.2 31.0 31.8 30.7 
Coal Unit 24.4 24.7  23.8 24.9 25.3 26.0 
Grain Unit 25.2 26.5  26.0 26.3 26.8 27.0 
All Trains 27.1 27.4  30.4 27.8 28.1 27.8 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 26.0 25.0  24.3 26.5 26.6 25.9 
Kansas City, MO 19.9 17.9  19.2 14.4 18.5 19.2 
Laredo, TX 28.7 46.3  44.6 46.2 51.5 39.3 
Shreveport, LA 32.2 28.7  27.3 28.3 24.8 25.2 
Monterrey, NL 25.9 27.5  23.7 27.1 25.5 30.5 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 15.9 23.8  25.8 23.0 24.3 15.2 
San Luis Potosi, SL 13.0 12.3  11.0 12.5 14.1 14.4 
Sanchez, TM 39.9 38.5  37.8 44.0 38.5 39.5 
Entire Railroad 22.2 22.5  22.3 22.9 23.6 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