Although multiple railroads warn customers should expect delays as backlogs are cleared, they also say conditions are improving since last week’s severe winter weather.
U.S. Class I railroads are making progress restoring service. With improved weather conditions and warmer temperatures, BNSF Railway (BNSF) does not anticipate needing to reduce train lengths.
The railroad also expects train speeds and network fluidity to improve. Kansas City Southern reports it did not have any weather-related infrastructure issues.
Most of the remaining affected areas are in the South (Texas for BNSF and Arkansas, Missouri, and South Texas for Union Pacific Railroad).