Independence Day Holiday Operating Plan

Announcement Number: CN2013-8
Categories: All Customer News
Posted Date: June 27, 2013

Union Pacific plans to have modified operations for the Independence Day holiday. This includes operations on Thursday, July 4, 2013 through Friday, July 5, 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, July 4 and 7:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5.
  • Southern region - Most manifest and perishables trains originating from the Southern region of the Union Pacific network will operate as normal.

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 Tuesday, July 2, 2013. 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 Independence Day holiday.

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