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.  

Barstow International Gateway

BNSF today announced plans to invest more than $1.5 billion to construct a state-of-the-art master-planned rail facility in Southern California – and the first being developed by a Class 1 railroad. The Barstow International Gateway will be an approximately 4,500-acre new integrated rail facility on the west side of Barstow, consisting of a rail yard,

Port of Los Angeles Releases Revised DEIR for SCIG Project

On May 19, 2021, the Port of Los Angeles released the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) project, BNSF’s proposed near-dock intermodal facility. This RDEIR discloses additional details about certain air quality impacts as required by the California Court of Appeal, so that the Port of Los Angeles can

BNSF Featured in the Los Angeles Times

On May 10, the Los Angeles Times published an article about BNSF’s operations, including profiles of several employees at the La Mirada yard who are working hard every day to keep raw materials and finished products moving to those who need them most. It also highlighted BNSF’s commitment to safety and the new protocols that have been implemented

California Division Does Its Part

The California Division continues to provide essential services while doing what they can to adjust routines to the ongoing pandemic. They also continue to take the safe course when it comes to their personal safety as well as others. “Our crews are coming up with ideas and taking it upon themselves to sanitize, recognizing they’re