BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway is one of the U.S. Class I railroads serving especially the western half of the country, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces and more than 43,000 employees. In 2013, the railroad handled 5 million intermodal shipments, as well as large amounts of agricultural products, coal, and industrial goods. The company reported 2013 revenue of $22 billion, up 6 percent year-over-year.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad was created in 1995 from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. (parent of Burlington Northern Railroad) and Santa Fe Pacific Corp. (parent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Railway). BNSF became a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., in 2010.

Key Coverage

New Bajio-Chicago service to tap cross-border growth

Slower BNSF intermodal transits give UP opening

STB raises concerns with ‘deterioration’ of BNSF service

BNSF’s Rose relinquishes CEO post, will stay with railroad

BNSF profit rises on volume, revenue gains

09 May 2016
BNSF Railway profit slumped 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, hammered by declines in energy-related volumes.
07 Dec 2015
At least two Class I railroads are cracking down on how long shippers can keep their containers and trailers at intermodal terminals via shorter free-time windows — and one of the railways has hiked storage fees — in an effort to improve network velocity.
24 Nov 2015
A decision on whether BNSF Railway will be allowed to build an intermodal container transfer facility considered crucial to growth at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be made next spring.
09 Nov 2015
BNSF Railway's intermodal volume growth accelerated in the third quarter as the western railroad said strong service and normalizing trade patterns bumped up volume and in turn helped boost net income and revenue.
06 Oct 2015
A developer is adding more than half a million square feet of speculative industrial space at BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City.
28 Jul 2015
BNSF Railway is cracking down on dwell times in its intermodal terminals in an effort to improve circulation and prepare for recent and anticipated growth in intermodal traffic.
26 Jun 2015
The same congestion that snarled U.S. Pacific Coast ports earlier this year is headed for ports on the East Coast, a BNSF Railway executive warned earlier this week.
10 Jun 2015
BNSF Railway is aiming to regain domestic intermodal volume lost to Union Pacific Railroad by introducing more and faster expedited services connecting Chicago and St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Pacific Northwest.
08 Jun 2015
For the first time on record, monthly intermodal traffic has exceeded carload traffic on U.S. rails, due in large part to a soft industrial economy.