Derailment Near Arizona-New Mexico State Line Impacting Southern Transcon

Apr 27, 2024

BNSF experienced a derailment yesterday afternoon approximately 22 miles southwest of Gallup, New Mexico near the Arizona-New Mexico state line. 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 for recovery operations. Some trains are being rerouted, where possible, to minimize service disruption as much as possible. With the high volume of traffic to/from California, customers with shipments designated to move through this corridor should expect delays moving through this area into early next week.

The estimated time for opening the track has not been determined at this time. We will continue to provide impacted customers with further updates.

If you have questions regarding your shipment(s), please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.