New to Rail or BNSF?

BNSF strives to make your shipping experience as easy and seamless as possible. You can rely on us to help walk you through the step-by-step process of becoming a customer. Whether you're shipping one load or 1,000 loads, single cars or dedicated trains, we make doing business with BNSF simple.

General time for setup and processing is approximately two weeks, but this can vary greatly depending on approvals and urgency.

Here’s a list of items and information you’ll need on hand to get you started:

  • Company information (HQ address, website, etc.)
  • What commodities you are shipping (hazardous materials, etc.)
  • Infrastructure and service needs
  • Amount you will be shipping and seasonality
  • When you would like to start shipping
  • Where you will be shipping from/to

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Rail Development

Expanding or developing a new rail-served facility can be challenging, especially when it comes to navigating through all the necessary processes. You can rely on BNSF to help guide you through all aspects of expanding or developing a new site, including evaluating and selecting the best options for your business.