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
1Q17 Jan 2018  01/26/18 02/02/18 02/09/18 02/16/18 
Revisions R     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 12,365 11,978  12,055 12,175 11,955 11,898 
Foreign RR 11,284 11,472  11,282 11,607 11,163 10,570 
Private 28,969 31,320  31,133 31,786 31,896 31,693 
Total 52,618 54,770  54,470 55,568 55,014 54,161 
Pct. Private 55.1 57.2  57.2 57.2 58.0 58.5 
By Car Type
Box 7,114 6,865  6,906 6,960 7,006 6,655 
Covered Hopper 17,521 18,836  18,947 18,817 18,692 18,576 
Gondola 5,656 5,042  5,004 5,115 4,985 4,896 
Intermodal 2,326 2,119  2,119 2,261 2,269 2,132 
Multilevel 3,326 3,886  3,611 3,855 3,573 3,409 
Open Hopper 3,987 3,904  3,759 4,175 4,175 3,871 
Tank 11,018 12,565  12,599 12,821 12,673 12,833 
Other 1,670 1,553  1,525 1,564 1,641 1,789 
Total 52,618 54,770  54,470 55,568 55,014 54,161 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 31.8 31.2  31.1 30.9 30.5 29.9 
Manifest 27.8 27.6  27.8 27.8 27.1 27.4 
Multilevel 31.8 31.2  31.1 30.9 30.5 29.9 
Coal Unit 25.6 25.7  25.0 24.0 24.8 25.5 
Grain Unit 25.6 26.1  26.7 26.4 25.5 26.0 
All Trains 27.8 27.7  27.8 27.7 27.3 27.4 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 25.7 27.3  23.9 28.1 24.8 22.8 
Kansas City, MO 17.7 19.0  22.1 18.8 21.3 19.2 
Laredo, TX 34.2 37.9  31.7 38.1 35.9 37.1 
Shreveport, LA 29.4 29.7  26.7 32.9 31.8 29.3 
Monterrey, NL 32.7 31.2  32.8 27.0 24.1 26.6 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 19.3 29.6  29.6 29.9 23.7 24.6 
San Luis Potosi, SL 13.6 15.7  13.8 11.1 11.8 12.6 
Sanchez, TM 46.1 35.1  31.8 40.7 44.3 39.5 
Entire Railroad 23.3 23.8  22.0 23.8 23.4 23.1 
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