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 Sep 2017  09/22/17 09/29/17 10/06/17 10/13/17 
Revisions R     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 11,991 12,360  12,462 12,386 12,246 12,332 
Foreign RR 11,941 11,201  11,230 11,847 12,299 12,297 
Private 28,689 29,442  29,751 29,641 30,592 31,629 
Total 52,621 53,003  53,443 53,874 55,137 56,258 
Pct. Private 54.5 55.5  55.7 55.0 55.5 56.2 
By Car Type
Box 7,126 6,561  6,387 6,504 6,617 6,952 
Covered Hopper 17,419 17,906  18,233 17,966 18,650 19,103 
Gondola 5,531 5,272  5,130 5,409 5,568 5,622 
Intermodal 2,271 2,085  2,051 2,162 2,223 2,209 
Multilevel 3,594 3,846  4,206 4,402 4,190 4,010 
Open Hopper 3,851 3,911  3,989 3,814 3,901 4,145 
Tank 11,146 11,901  11,880 11,922 12,259 12,477 
Other 1,683 1,521  1,567 1,695 1,729 1,740 
Total 52,621 53,003  53,443 53,874 55,137 56,258 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 32.1 31.4  30.0 29.9 29.5 30.2 
Manifest 27.8 27.7  27.9 27.0 26.8 27.4 
Multilevel 32.1 31.4  30.0 29.9 29.5 30.2 
Coal Unit 25.8 25.9  25.5 26.0 24.7 23.6 
Grain Unit 26.4 26.5  26.5 26.2 25.7 26.1 
All Trains 28.0 27.8  27.8 27.4 26.8 27.5 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 25.4 24.8  23.8 27.2 22.2 22.8 
Kansas City, MO 19.0 14.7  13.8 16.7 15.7 16.7 
Laredo, TX 26.5 18.8  26.5 25.4 32.6 29.9 
Shreveport, LA 33.9 26.9  29.7 27.3 31.7 35.5 
Monterrey, NL 34.9 25.5  24.4 32.3 39.1 35.0 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 22.8 18.9  21.3 20.6 23.4 19.8 
San Luis Potosi, SL 15.4 11.3  11.9 13.2 14.2 12.6 
Sanchez, TM 49.5 30.7  38.6 38.9 51.5 52.9 
Entire Railroad 24.7 20.6  21.6 22.9 24.1 23.9 
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