The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway have partnered to provide coast-to-coast, non-stop intermodal service for container loads of freight
between California and the East Coast.
BNSF will provide service between Southern California and Chicago, while NS will provide service between Chicago and the East Coast.
The new service reduces transcontinental transit times by at least a day, eliminating Chicago cross-town truck transfers. "This agreement not only improves transit times, but allows us to provide shippers with coast-to-coast service that is a competitive, cost-efficient alternative to over-the-road shipping," said Steve Branscum, group vice president, BNSF Consumer Products Business Unit.