Performance Measures

Published January 16, 2018

Reporting period: January 6 - 12, 2018*




*Data is for week 2, January 6 - 12,2018, and represents week-over-week change in performance metrics. 


Presentations and Data

Definitions and FAQs


Trends and Milestones

  • The value of the change in reporting methodologies is to maximize the usefulness of service metrics that drive performance improvements, as well as sharpen CSX's focus on asset utilization as it continues the transition to Precision Scheduled Railroading. 


Train Velocity

CSX measures train velocity by total miles divided by total travel time (hours) of a given Train ID. Total travel time includes intermediate dwell of the train.

System average train velocity is 18.7 mph (week 2). Below train velocity is broken down by train type. >> View historic data



Terminal Dwell

Dwell for a single car is the total time, in hours, that a car spent in a given terminal. Aggregated dwell is calculated by dividing the total number of hours cars spent in terminals by the total count of cars dwell events (excludes bad-order cars, maintenance of way cars and stored cars).

System-wide dwell average is 10.8 hrs (week 2). Below is a map illustrating dwell at ten of our largest terminals.  >> View historic data



Cars Online

Cars online counts the number of active freight rail cars on lines operated by CSX, as determined by Raillnc, excluding rail cars that are being repaired, in storage, those that have been sold, or private cars dwelling at a customer location more than one day. Cars online is a weekly average of the total number of active cars reported on CSX lines each day from Saturday to Friday.  >> View historic data