BNSF Provides Customers More Flexibility with 68 Intermodal Service Enhancements to Date in 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas — Since the beginning of 2009, BNSF Railway Co. has created 23 new intermodal services and established improved performance transit times on 45 different lanes.

These enhancements were developed in direct response to feedback solicited from customers, providing customers with even more reliable freight transportation service and overall value.

BNSF leads the industry in velocity with service that is approximately 20 percent faster than any other carrier and an on-time performance record of better than 94 percent. Its expansive network and state-of-the-art intermodal facilities help customers take advantage of the cost and time savings, as well as the environmental benefits associated with intermodal shipping.

“We are committed to being the first and best choice for intermodal transport and can only do that by continually making service improvements based on customer needs,” said Steve Branscum, group vice president, Consumer Products. “Opening new markets, increasing velocity and working closely with our customers are just a few of the reasons why BNSF is the largest intermodal carrier in North America.”

BNSF has seen historic service levels throughout 2009 and anticipates further demand moving forward.