New Mexico Rail Service Competes with Truck

The two railroads began similar southbound services last summer, which have enjoyed success.

UP shipments from Mexico-with emphasis on Mexico City-and Laredo will move to the railway's Marion, AR intermodal facility. NS delivery points are Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Jacksonville and Miami, FL, Harrisburg, PA, and E-Rail, NJ (near Elizabeth).

Three services are being offered:

  • Trans-border, all-rail, seamless. It bypasses customs at the border by clearing within the Mexican interior. The handoff is to Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) at Laredo.
  • Passport is combination truck-rail. Mexican shipments move by truck to Laredo and are forwarded to US destinations.
  • Conventional service allows arrangements for local pick-up in Mexico for movement to UP's Laredo facility.

Northbound traffic is expected be mixed freight. Learn more at or

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