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Rail News: Intermodal

BNSF, NS to unveil new Columbus-to-L.A. container service next month

On July 7, BNSF Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Corp. plan to launch a new "steel-wheel transcontinental" service for container-on-flat-car traffic moving between NS' Rickenbacker intermodal terminal in Columbus, Ohio, and BNSF's Hobart terminal in Los Angeles.

The new service is tied to a collaborative effort between BNSF and NS to improve performance and increase interchanges of Chicago gateway traffic, the railroads said. The Class Is will offer expedited transit through Chicago and a fifth morning service both eastbound and westbound.

The railroads also will provide six days per week service frequency from Hobart to the following NS terminal locations: Cleveland; Detroit; Croxton, Erail and the Elizabeth marine terminal in New Jersey.; Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Morrisville, Pa.; and Norfolk and Norfolk International, Va.

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