Establishing Rail Service on Union Pacific Track

This information is provided to help guide you through the planning and documentation process to establish rail service utilizing Union Pacific’s facilities. Union Pacific options may include:

  • Lease tracks (exclusive use)
  • Team tracks (non-exclusive use)
  • Yard tracks (single use, special shipment)
  • Storage tracks (limited availability)

If you have questions concerning these procedures or require further assistance with your project planning, please contact your Economic & Industrial Development representative.

Step 1 – Getting Started

A project officially begins when you submit an AccessUP Questionnaire. This provides Union Pacific with the information necessary to evaluate your request. 

Step 2 – Location Analysis

To begin the Location Analysis phase, you will be contacted by an Economic & Industrial Development contact. Together you will evaluate the proposed project and establish an on-site meeting plan. Next, the Economic & Industrial Development contact will initiate Union Pacific’s inter-departmental review process.

Step 3 – Business Analysis

Following analysis of the proposed location, your Marketing and Sales representative will address any concerns surrounding service, rates, billing and/or equipment.

Step 4 – Final Documentation

To finalize the project you will receive a Track Agreement for execution. Once in place, your service profile will be established and shipments can begin.