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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

BNSF COFC Changes for the Chicago, IL to Phoenix, AZ Lane

In our on-going effort to meet needs of our customers and improve service reliability, BNSF is making changes to our service offerings. Effective Monday, February 03, 2014, all service between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ will now originate and terminate exclusively at BNSF’s Willow Springs Intermodal Facility in Chicago, IL.

  • Standard and Expedited COFC ramp and de-ramp operations will transition from BNSF’s Corwith Intermodal Facility to the Willow Springs Intermodal Facility. All service to/from Phoenix, AZ will be discontinued at Corwith.
  • Expedited TOFC service will continue to originate and terminate at Willow Springs Intermodal Facility with no schedule changes.
  • Please note: There will be no need to make any changes in your billing patterns or shipping instructions and "Chicago, IL" should continue to be used as an origin and destination for billing purposes in this lane.
See the attached spreadsheet for the updated westbound Standard and Expedited COFC service schedule changes from Chicago to Phoenix.
MN 02-03_CHI-PHX Schedule Changes.pdfMN 02-03_CHI-PHX Schedule Changes.pdf

There are no service schedule changes for eastbound services from Phoenix to Chicago.

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