Union Pacific to Offer New Domestic Service Between Southern California and Chicago

Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal

Union Pacific is expanding into a new market in the Chicago area, providing customers direct domestic intermodal service from the Los Angeles Basin to the heart of Chicago and taking more trucks off the road.

The new service between the Lance Fritz Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal in Fontana, California and Global 2 in Northlake, Illinois will be available to all domestic container shipments and will complement existing service between Global 4 in Joliet, Illinois.

Transit times for eastbound and westbound will be about four to six days, depending on the contracted services.

“Connecting Chicago to the Inland Empire is another example of Union Pacific expanding its services to more markets to meet our customers’ needs and to help capture over-the-road shipments, easing congestion on our nation’s highways,” said Kari Kirchhoefer, senior vice president-Premium.

The new service will allow customers to reduce drayage costs in the greater Chicago metro area and in southern California with intermodal services closer to the first and final mile.

The Los Angeles metro is home to one of the nation’s largest warehouse districts in the Inland Empire, and Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.

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