How Manifest Service Works

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Are you one of the nearly three million people that fly on an airplane each day in the U.S.? If so, then you have benefited from the efficiencies of a hub-and-spoke system. Most airlines today use a hub-and-spoke model to transport its passengers. This model typically has at least one central airport that the flights go through when there is a connecting flight. From that “hub”, the spoke flights take passengers to selected destinations. By using this model, it allows for airlines to capitalize on economies of scale and offer more flights to passengers.

Railroads use a similar model utilizing multiple hubs and spokes for transporting goods all over North America. Check out our Manifest Trains Explained infographic below for additional details and discover if manifest service is the best option for your transportation needs.

Contact us today to learn more about Union Pacific’s service offerings and how rail can benefit your community.

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