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June 10, 2015

North America’s BNSF to launch new services along Northern corridor route

North America’s freight transportation company BNSF Railway (BNSF) is planning to launch expedited and standard intermodal services to and from Chicago and Saint Paul, Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest.

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North America’s freight transportation company BNSF Railway (BNSF) is planning to launch expedited and standard intermodal services to and from Chicago and Saint Paul, Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest.

The new schedules, which are set to start in September, are in direct response to market demand and a result of the railway’s record capital investments along its Northern Corridor route.

The company said that it will now be able to offer domestic intermodal service schedules to meet customers’ needs.

The new schedule will feature expedited service seven days a week for westbound traffic and six days a week for eastbound traffic.

BNSF said it will be the only rail operator offering an expedited service to and from Seattle.

"BNSF is now running quicker and more consistently."

BNSF consumer products group vice-president Katie Farmer said: "From 2013 through the end of this year, BNSF will have invested nearly $3.5bn in our northern region to maintain and improve our rail network to better serve our customers’ transportation needs.

"BNSF is now running quicker and more consistently. The added capacity and maintenance work we regularly conduct is progressing as planned and will generate significant benefits to our customers for years to come."

BNSF’s standard service will move freight at an average of 600 miles a day and expedited service averages 800 miles a day, making it an average of 20% faster than standard.


Image: BNSF will introduce expedited and standard intermodal services to and from Chicago and Saint Paul, to the Pacific Northwest. Photo: courtesy of BNSF Railway.

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