OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern are expanding their “Blue Streak” intermodal service to link Northern California with the northeastern United States.
Blue Streak’s expedited service offers a competitive transportation alternative to truck in this major corridor. Customers can select from Blue Streak’s three service levels. The highest level, called the SuperFlyer, offers guaranteed equipment availability and guaranteed on-time delivery.
The new service connects intermodal terminals in Lathrop and Oakland, Calif., to Harrisburg, Pa., and ERail in New Jersey. The Northern California-Northeast trains will provide sixth morning availability eastbound, five days per week, and fifth morning availability westbound, seven days per week.
The UP-NS interchange occurs in Chicago.
The Northern California-Northeast corridor is the latest expansion of UP’s and NS’s Blue Streak service that was launched in the fall of 2001. That service connects Los Angeles and southeastern states as well as Los Angeles and Dallas and Memphis.