For the week ending Oct 24, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 522,653 carloads and intermodal units, up +2% compared with the same week last year.
Total carloads for the week ending October 24 were 227,543 carloads, down -6.5% compared with the same week in 2019, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 295,110 containers and trailers, up +9.4% compared to 2019.
For the first 43 weeks of 2020, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 9,253,138 carloads, down -15% from the same point last year; and 10,910,893 intermodal units, down -5% from last year.
Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 43 weeks of 2020 was 20,164,031 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of -9.6% compared to last year.
Canadian railroads reported 80,384 carloads for the week, down -2%, and 79,792 intermodal units, up +12% compared with the same week in 2019. For the first 43 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 6,109,272 carloads, containers and trailers, down -6.4%.