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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers, BNSF Intermodal National Accounts Customers, And UIIA Motor Carrier Members
04/18/2007

BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility New In-Gate To Open Beginning Friday, April 27, 2007

To improve traffic flow and throughput at the Los Angeles Intermodal Facility, BNSF will open a new in-gate to support and enhance its already successful ground-stacking operation in Lot 5, effective Friday, April 27, at 6:00 a.m. The new Lot 5 in-gate is located on Sheila Street directly east of the 710 Freeway overpass.

The Lot 5 in-gate opening will take place in two phases:

Beginning Friday, April 27, 2007, ground-stack international intermodal containers with a Memphis, Tenn., destination will be accepted at the new Lot 5 in-gate only. At that time, these containers will no longer be accepted at the existing Sheila Street in-gate. Ground-stack international intermodal containers with any other destinations will continue to use the existing Sheila Street in-gate until May 11, 2007.

Beginning Friday, May 11, 2007, ground-stack international intermodal containers with Houston, Texas, St. Louis, Mo., or Birmingham, Ala., destinations will be accepted at the new Lot 5 in-gate only. At that time, international intermodal containers for these four destinations will no longer be accepted at the existing Sheila Street in-gate.

The six new lanes at the Lot 5 in-gate are in addition to the 11 lanes at the existing Sheila Street in-gate and the three lanes at the Chassis in-gate. Lot 5 lanes will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The Lot 5 in-gate also includes a new bobtail entrance for improved customer convenience.

The new Lot 5 in-gate will help reduce driver turn time and traffic along Sheila Street.

A map of the facility in-gate area is attached for your convenience.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Chad Engroff, Senior Manager Hub Operations at the Los Angeles Intermodal Facility, at 323-267-4259.

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation service provider.

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