BNSF experienced a derailment yesterday afternoon at Marmon, New Mexico, approximately 60 miles west of Belen. As this incident occurred on the Southern Transcon, our primary route between Southern California and the Midwest, rail operations have been significantly impacted. Both main line tracks in this location are currently out of service.
Engineering teams and equipment are at the scene as service restoration efforts remain ongoing. The first main track is estimated to reopen as soon as this afternoon, with the second main line back in service by this evening.
With the high volume of traffic to/from California, as well as to/from the Phoenix area, customers with shipments designated to move through this corridor should expect delays until operations have fully normalized.
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.
We will continue to provide impacted customers with further updates.