Back Customer Notifications Home

Customer Notifications inform BNSF customers of the latest news covering BNSF services, tools, prices and facilities.

Update: Derailment at Elk River, Minnesota

On Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 2:15 a.m. Central Time, we received a preliminary report that manifest train M MINNTW1 11A derailed at Elk River, Minnesota. Elk River, Minnesota is approximately 37 miles east of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

BNSF personnel are on site. Estimated time of opening for one track is June 13th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Estimated opening time for the second track is June 14th, 2014 at 4:00 a.m. Central Time. BNSF will continue to provide you with addition information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

If you have any questions, please send an email to