Our Commitment to Safety

Ensuring the safety of our employees and the communities we serve is our top priority, which is why BNSF closely collaborates with first responders to prepare for any emergency. While the vast majority of hazardous material shipments arrive safely at their destinations (99.99%), preparedness training is critical in preventing environmental harm, should an incident occur.

Katie Farmer Named Railroader of the Year

We are proud to announce that BNSF President and Chief Executive Officer Katie Farmer was awarded 2023’s Railroader of the Year by Railway Age. Farmer has more than 30 years of experience in the rail industry. In January 2021, she was appointed president and CEO of BNSF, making history as the first woman to hold

BIG Community Outreach

BNSF is dedicated to maximizing opportunities in the High Desert through our transformative $1.5 billion Barstow International Gateway (BIG) project. Since the project’s announcement, we have been actively engaging with local communities to understand their priorities for the future and how the new intermodal rail facility can help support those goals. Through partnerships with the

Trackathon Tackles Long-Term Sustainability

BNSF team members flexed their innovation muscles at the eighth annual Trackathon, a marathon-of-the-mind competition that showcases unique employee talent and inspires creativity across the company. The 2022 theme was sustainable business innovation. During the three-day event, BNSF teams came up with prototype technology solutions to address real business challenges. To date, our Trackathons have

Our Commuter Rail Heroes

While we are best known for our freight services, BNSF also has a long and rich history of providing safe, convenient, economical, and environmentally friendly commuter rail service, dating back more than 150 years. Our suburban train service encompasses four metropolitan areas and currently runs 166 weekday commuter rail trains. We also proudly host Amtrak

Historic Passenger Car to Become New Home

Team BNSF had the opportunity to transport a historic Northern Pacific passenger rail car along its alma mater route one final time. Northern Pacific was one of the nearly 400 major predecessor rail lines that are now part of the BNSF network. The car found a home in Ennis, Montana, where new owner Andy Bergman

Team BNSF Delivers Respect to Fallen Soldiers

In December, Team BNSF proudly helped deliver and place wreaths on veterans’ graves during the annual Wreaths Across America, an event that has been honoring veterans since 1992. BNSF teamed up with trucking giant J.B. Hunt to transport 227,000 wreaths, free of charge, to show support. Together, we moved more than 35 container loads, up

A ‘BIG’ Step for Barstow. A Giant Leap for the Supply Chain.

BNSF is proud to announce it will build a new integrated rail complex in Barstow, California, that will transform regional economies, reduce traffic on Southern California roadways, and add critical efficiencies to our nation’s supply chain. Dubbed the Barstow International Gateway (BIG), the 4,500-acre, first-of-its-kind integrated rail project consists of a rail yard, intermodal facility,

Lead the Way With Safety

BNSF’s tracks stretch across the country, connecting people with essential goods and keeping the country’s economy running. Such an operation requires massive amounts of infrastructure that often intersect with the public. That’s why it’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of rail safety. Continuing our commitment to raising awareness about railway safety, we

Trains.com Highlights Importance of Barstow International Gateway (BIG)

In a December 10, 2022 story, Trains.com discussed the importance of BNSF’s planned Barstow International Gateway, noting, “Can a railroad single-handedly preserve the intermodal dominance of North America’s biggest port complex? BNSF Railway is making a $1.5 billion bet that the answer is yes.” Read more here.