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 May 2018  05/25/18 06/01/18 06/08/18 06/15/18 
Revisions R     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 12,061  12,166 11,935 12,049 11,876 
Foreign RR 11,549  11,314 11,560 11,596 11,589 
Private 33,027  33,266 33,084 32,958 33,623 
Total 56,637  56,746 56,579 56,603 57,088 
Pct. Private 58.3  58.6 58.5 58.2 58.9 
By Car Type
Box 7,011  7,179 7,203 7,208 7,185 
Covered Hopper 19,222  19,112 19,141 19,238 19,622 
Gondola 5,166  5,161 5,191 5,181 5,175 
Intermodal 2,324  2,338 2,274 2,263 2,269 
Multilevel 3,779  3,549 3,556 3,624 3,708 
Open Hopper 3,707  3,631 3,660 3,850 3,631 
Tank 13,812  14,172 13,945 13,679 13,834 
Other 1,616  1,604 1,609 1,560 1,664 
Total 56,637  56,746 56,579 56,603 57,088 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 30.7 30.9  30.2 30.3 30.4 29.9 
Manifest 26.7 27.2  27.1 27.5 27.0 27.0 
Multilevel 30.7 30.9  30.2 30.3 30.4 29.9 
Coal Unit 24.4 24.2  24.7 25.9 24.6 26.0 
Grain Unit 25.2 27.0  27.8 27.6 26.1 26.8 
All Trains 27.1 27.6  27.8 28.2 27.5 27.3 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Jackson, MS 26.0 25.4  24.5 27.9 26.9 26.0 
Kansas City, MO 19.9 19.5  18.1 15.6 14.5 16.4 
Laredo, TX 28.7 30.9  32.4 20.8 32.5 36.1 
Shreveport, LA 32.2 27.7  28.7 25.8 25.7 29.3 
Monterrey, NL 25.9 34.2  39.7 34.9 36.6 31.6 
Nuevo Laredo, TM 15.9 23.3  25.4 27.7 23.1 25.2 
San Luis Potosi, SL 13.0 14.4  12.6 11.4 13.2 16.8 
Sanchez, TM 39.9 45.0  50.0 48.2 39.3 40.0 
Entire Railroad 22.2 23.8  25.0 23.8 24.9 24.5 
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