CN, BNSF Reach Routing Protocol Agreement

FORT WORTH, Texas — CN and BNSF on Jan. 19 announced a routing protocol agreement to streamline their exchange of rail traffic at major gateways, to be implemented over a three-month period.

Under the protocol, CN and BNSF have established a structured plan to direct rail traffic flows through the most efficient interchange locations, a change that will improve transit times and asset utilization for the customers of CN and BNSF.

The major interchange points for traffic moving between CN and BNSF are Vancouver, B.C., Noyes, Minn., Superior, Wis., Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans.