AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 2.2% vs Same Week Last Year
OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data show
total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,763 carloads and intermodal units in the
week ended Oct. 17, up 2.2% versus the same week last year.
Total carloads for the week profiled were 226,828 carloads, down 7.5%
compared with the same week in 2019 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was
291,935 containers and trailers, up 11.3% compared to 2019.
AAR data shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 10,293 for
the week-ended Oct. 17, down 19.1% versus the same week in 2019. Year-to-date,
petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 462,958, 12.8% lower than the
corresponding period in 2019.
For the first 42 weeks of 2020, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of
9,025,595 carloads, down 14.9% from the same point last year; and 10,615,783
intermodal units, down 5.1% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the
first 42 weeks of 2020 was 19,641,378 carloads and intermodal units, 9.8% lower
than last year.
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