As a major freight rail transporter in California since 1883, BNSF has strong ties to the area.
Here are some key facts about BNSF in California, and how we help the state remain a crucial gateway for international trade.
BNSF RAILWAY SERVICE IN CALIFORNIA — 2021
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Route miles owned: 913
Route miles trackage rights: 1,102
Handled within state: 3,945,622
Bakersfield, Barstow, City of Commerce, Fresno, Hobart, La Mirada, Mariposa, Needles, Richmond, San Bernardino, San Diego, Stockton, Wilmington
Richmond, San Bernardino
Barstow, Los Angeles, Oakland, Richmond, San Bernardino, Stockton
For 2020, BNSF announced it would invest approximately $230 million in its network in California, and approximately $3.1 billion in capital expansion and maintenance across its system. The largest component of the plan was replacing and maintaining BNSF’s core network and related assets to ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable network. In addition, investment was made in expansion projects, continuing implementation of positive train control (PTC), and acquiring new locomotives, freight cars, and other equipment. In 2017, BNSF invested approximately $170 million in California for capital projects.