Friday, April 12, 2013

UP begins intermodal service at Texas port

Written by  Mischa Wanek-Libman, engineering editor
Union Pacific introduced its "Texas Shuttle" dedicated intermodal rail service between the Port of Houston Authority's Barbours Cut Container Terminal and UP's Dallas Intermodal Terminal facility, located 12 miles from downtown Dallas in the city limits of Wilmer, TX.

The Port of Houston Authority said the service will provide shippers a reliable and greener transportation, while granting global market access to goods from North Texas, Dallas and the surrounding areas, such as Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The initial service offering will be two days per week in each direction. The first northbound train departed on April 3, 2013