BNSF Automotive: 2023 Christmas and New Year's Operating Plan

Dec 8, 2023

This year, BNSF will observe the Christmas holiday on Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25, and the New Year's holiday on Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1, 2024.

The number of trains operating on BNSF track is typically lower over the Christmas and New Year's holidays due to reduced freight volume. Connecting carriers who have reduced operations for the holiday may cause delays on interline traffic. As a result, we anticipate some extending of our service schedules as we consolidate volumes to fill trains. We expect shipments from Sunday, December 24, through Wednesday, January 3, 2024, may experience delays of 24 hours.

For interactive tracking 365 days a year, please use BNSF’s Tracking tool by logging in with your username and password. If you have questions regarding a shipment(s), please utilize the Message Us feature on the BNSF Customer Portal (must be registered/logged in to access) or contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.

Customer Support will maintain a limited staff on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve until 6 p.m. Normal coverage will resume on the Tuesday following each holiday.

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation provider.