Since mid-July, system-wide train velocity on CSX’s 21,000-mile network has increased by almost 16 percent, and is now higher than the 2016 full-year average.
Transit times for scheduled merchandise trains have returned to a normal range, and are lower than transit levels at the outset of CSX’s PSR implementation in 1Q 2017.
Average terminal dwell (the number of hours cars spend in terminals between origins and destinations) has steadily improved over the last two months and is currently 11.2 hours, declining more than 15% since the summer. Dwell is now lower than 2016 full-year average.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) held is Public Listening Session regarding CSXT on September 12, 2017. The docket included the Joint Petition of Foresight Coal, Sugar Camp Energy, Williamson Energy and Consolidation Coal to address the adequacy of CSXT’s coal transportation service for the Illinois Basin and Northern Appalachia. Details available shortly from the STP.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is holding a public listening session at its DC offices on September 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
The session is one of the many actions the the Board continues to take to monitor CSXT’s performance following major service failures related to the 2017 operating plan Hunter Harrison implemented shortly after joining CSX earlier this year.
Harrison has proven successful at reinvigorating operations and driving profit at Illinois Central, Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) railroads.