Report: Industry – Trains Delayed 

The Trains Delayed Report shows, as a weekly average, the daily number of loaded and empty trains held short of destination or scheduled interchange for longer than six consecutive hours. This information can help you anticipate delays from particular railroads or during particular times, and adjust your schedule or route accordingly. If you are experiencing more delays than expected, you can also use the Trains Delayed Report to measure your delays against the average for each rail carrier. This report uses information provided by Class I railroads to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on a weekly basis. This data does not include yards or local trains and includes only U.S. operations for Candadian railways. Use the in-chart filters and mouse-overs to filter the data based on date range, carrier, and locations.

Chart Viewing Tips:
The Trains Delayed Reports gives you the full scope of delays from major rail carriers, as well as a wide time range to choose from. This large data set can also be easily narrowed down to the carrier or time period that you need. Use the filters to select a specific railroad, or select several to compare Trans Delayed for each. You can also select a particular quarter, month, or year of interest, and even forecast delays into the future.

Use these shortcuts to filter your information faster:

  • Click on a name in the chart legend to highlight that data range. Use Ctrl+Click or Shift+Click to select multiple ranges.
  • On a chart, mouse-over any data point in order to view additional detail.
  • Click on a data range to select that range and view additional options (Keep Only, Exclude, View and download underlying data).
  • Click to select any data point.
  • Click and drag to select multiple points.
  • Ctrl + shift + click to zoom in.
  • Shift + click and hold to pan the chart.

Why is This Important?

The weekly average of trains delayed can provide helpful insights into a railroad’s performance. This data can also show you when you might expect more delays, especially when working with specific carriers. With the Trains Delayed Report, you can monitor railroad performance data and anticipate where your transit times might be affected. You can also compare the performance of different rail carriers when you can choose between them. It’s also helpful to compare rail carriers across different time periods, and see when delays affect specific railroads and how much. This way, your forecasted transit times will be more accurate and you can mitigate the effects of unexpected delays.

Need More Information?

RSI maintains a series of railroad statistics and information that can help you make the most informed route planning decisions These performance charts are an example of the type of reporting that is included in our railcar management software. You can filter this information in great detail according to your needs, and download these charts in many different formats. If you’re interested in learning more about RSI’s proactive monitoring and railcar tracking services, please contact us.

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