BNSF Automotive Service Advisory
As of noon, Wednesday, June 18, 2008, BNSF Railway maintains fluidity and continues the work to restore our second mainline at Fort Madison, IA on our Transcon route.
Throughout the day, we will continue to move in waves of eastbound then westbound trains across our Transcon main line. At this point, we are still running on single track through this area. We are experiencing delays of at least 48 hours on trains through this route. This impact affects freight moving to/from Chicago, IL and Kansas City, KS to Southern and Northern California, Phoenix, AZ, and Alliance, TX, and other areas in the southwest, such as Albuquerque.
BNSF continues to handle our Chicago automotive interchange traffic both directions via the IHB.
Delays may occur into our BNSF Automotive Facility at Kansas City, KS.
The Chicago to/from Denver route continues to be out of service, which is expected to last now through the weekend. Rerouting of this freight through our southern route continues. Delays are expected to be at least 48 hours.
We are still experiencing flooding at various locations on the Mississippi river between Burlington, IA and Memphis, TN. While not an Automotive route, Automotive freight moving to/from the markets of Memphis, TN, Birmingham, AL, St. Louis, MO, and Atlanta, GA, will continue to experience delays of at least 24 to 36 hours with additional trains being rerouted across the Automotive portion of the network.
Overall delay conditions across the BNSF network are expected to be at least 48 hours, depending on the lane.
We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
If you need additional information, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.