Intermodal Network Update for Friday, May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023

BNSF continues to generate solid service performance heading into the holiday weekend. Average car velocity increased versus the prior week, and terminal dwell was reduced versus both the preceding week and last month. Our local service compliance measure remains stable from the previous week at over 91% and has increased by nearly three percent compared to April.

As we reported to impacted customers last week, we experienced a derailment south of Shiro, Texas, approximately 65 miles northwest of Houston, caused by a track washout from severe thunderstorms in the area. Some trains to/from the Houston area experienced delays as crews completed track repairs during an approximately 48-hour outage.

BNSF will continue to operate Intermodal trains over the Memorial Day holiday. However, due to lighter volumes of traffic and possible train consolidations, we anticipate that shipments from Saturday, May 27 through noon on Tuesday, May 30 may experience delays of up to 24 hours. Connecting carriers who have reduced operations for the holiday may cause delays on interline traffic.

Please see this matrix for all hub hours during the holiday period. As a reminder, BNSF will add a standard $150 credit for every unit that outgates on a BNSF storage holiday (as defined in BNSF’s Intermodal R&PG) from any BNSF-operated intermodal facility (Group 1 or 2). Storage credits can be accessed and applied to any unit at any BNSF facility via the Storage Credit Tool at

Customer Support will maintain a limited staff on Memorial Day. Normal coverage will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Much of the network will continue to experience favorable operating conditions to begin the week. An active weather pattern, however, could generate thunderstorms and heavy rainfall periodically across the southern and northern High Plains through Saturday. BNSF teams are closely monitoring conditions in the region, particularly flood-prone areas of the network. As always, we will update customers regarding significant service disruptions.

We thank you for your business and appreciate the opportunity to serve as your transportation service provider. We welcome your feedback and questions.