Thanksgiving Holiday Operating Plan

Announcement Number: CN2013-17
Categories: All Customer News
Posted Date: November 15, 2013

Union Pacific plans to have modified operations during the Thanksgiving weekend. This includes operations on Thursday, November 28, 2013 through Saturday, November 30, 2013.

During this time, we will operate coal, soda ash and potash, grain, military, rock and crude oil trains. The intermodal and automotive network will have reduced operations with selected annulments and consolidations depending on volumes.

Manifest and perishables train operations will vary by region:

  • Northern and Western region - The majority of manifest and perishables trains originating from terminals in the Northern and Western region of the Union Pacific network will be annulled between 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 28 and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30.
  • Southern region - The majority of manifest and perishables trains originating from terminals in the Southern region of the Union Pacific network will be annulled between 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 28 and 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29.

Trains enroute will operate to destination. Some yard and local operations may be curtailed based on traffic levels and customer needs. Critical customer-specific switching requests will be protected. Interchange operations will be coordinated as required with connecting railroads at all locations.

If your facility requires service during the holiday, please open a Service Issue on our website prior to close of business on Friday, November 22. You may also contact Customer Service at 1-800-272-8777 to have them open a Service Issue on your behalf. Feedback will be provided regarding the availability of service over the Thanksgiving holiday.

This operating plan is subject to change in the event of a major service interruption or weather event. Thank you for your cooperation. On behalf of all of the employees of Union Pacific, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend.

If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.