BNSF Agricultural Products 2016 Thanksgiving Day Operating Plan
SHUTTLE TRAIN SERVICE
This year, BNSF will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Thanksgiving Day is a shuttle holiday.
Customers with empty trains arriving at the loading facility after 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, may elect to move their official spot time to 6 a.m. Friday, November 25. During this time frame, trains may be loaded if desired.
Customers with loaded trains arriving at an unload facility after 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, may elect to move their official spot time to 6 a.m. Friday, November 25. During this time frame, trains may be unloaded if desired.
In either case, customers who elect to move their spot time must contact BNSF Grain Operations at least eight hours in advance and advise of their intentions for train, power and crew planning purposes.
There is no allowance for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Origination Efficiency Payment (OEP) or Destination Efficiency Payment (DEP) will be lost if customer(s) elect to operate outside of these allowances.
Throughout the holiday weekend, BNSF will remain focused on keeping the Grain Network performing to meet demand.
CARLOAD TRAIN SERVICE
During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, carload and local terminal train service will operate according to normal schedules, with yard support sized to reflect specific customer holiday requirements.
BNSF may annul or consolidate some carload train symbols, including through, local and industry switch jobs, immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
BNSF’s Carload 2016 Thanksgiving operating plan will remain focused on meeting customers’ expectations while matching operations to any reductions in traffic volumes.
Delays may occur on interline traffic if connecting carriers have reduced operations for the holiday.
For interactive tracking 365 days a year, please use BNSF’s Tracking tool by logging in with your user name and password and selecting Track Your Shipment. For service issues, please call 888-428-2673 and select option 4, then option 3.
Customer Support and Grain Operations will provide normal weekend coverage and will maintain a limited staff on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 25.
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