Update Report: Service Interruption at Cajon Pass in California
On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. Central Time, BNSF reported a track outage caused by wildfires impacting our Cajon Subdivision, which runs between San Bernardino and Barstow, California. This location impacts traffic to and from the Southern California On-Dock (SCOD), Los Angeles and San Bernardino facilities.
Main Tracks 2 and 3 were both restored as of 7:50 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. Main Track 1 currently remains out of service. The estimated time for opening has not been determined. The wildfires continue to pose an ongoing threat, and with winds expected to increase later today, BNSF is working closely with fire officials to ensure safe operations through this area.
BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. While trains are moving again through the Cajon Pass, the 24 hour service outage has created a substantial backlog of traffic that will take time to clear. Customers may experience delays of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.