Team Tracks | BNSF

Team Tracks & Temporary Track Usage

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For customers who have a single car move, are not currently rail served, or have less than 52 annual shipments, there are several options outside of direct rail service. BNSF offers solutions including transloaders who will load or unload on behalf of the customer, or BNSF track that is designated or allows for shared customer use. If shipments and businesses meet certain requirements and BNSF has reviewed the move, customers can perform loading or unloading of these tracks.

What is a team track or temporary usage track?

A team track is any track designated by BNSF for multiple customer use to load or unload shipments when direct rail service is unavailable. Team tracks are intended for occasional use for businesses and shipments that meet the criteria outlined in the team track right of entry and use agreement.

In addition to using a transloader or team track, customers might enter into an agreement to utilize privately owned track or leased track. If shipments and businesses meet certain requirements and BNSF has reviewed the move, customers can perform loading or unloading on these tracks. If you plan to ship more than 52 cars per year, please contact our Economic Development Department to find out more.

What loading or unloading option works best for me?

In order to provide a safe solution that works best for you and your operation, we need to collect some information about your shipment(s).

To start the process of requesting a team track or loading/unloading site, submit a Team Track Request

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information, please see our Team Track & Temporary Track Usage Guidance or contact us at teamtracks@bnsf.com