16 October 2019
IPI Service Alert - BNSF Derailment
On Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. CDT, we received a preliminary report of a non-intermodal train derailment near Darling, Arizona. No JB Hunt units were involved in the derailment. Both main lines are currently out of service, and there is no alternate route. BNSF field personnel are responding to assess the extent of the damage and provide an estimated time of repair. We will share updated information as we receive it from BNSF. This derailment will impact all traffic to and from Stockton (ER), Los Angeles (AR/CR), San Bernardino (SR), Barstow (BR), and Phoenix (PR).
ETO on main line II is 1030 MT and ETO for main line I is 2100 MT. Train flows will be limited with just one line opening today. BNSF do not expect to see significant progress until main line II is also open allowing trains to flow in both directions. BNSF does not expect to be fully recovered from the derailment until early next week.
Final Update 10/16/2019
Main line II was returned to service Tuesday 10/15/19 at 11:40 CT and main line I was returned to service Tuesday 10/15/19 at 19:55 CT. However, all impacted train ETA’s will remain in rail service interruption status (11/11/1999 11:11) until they have cleared the derailment site and have updated trip plans from BNSF. Delays of 48 to 72 hours are possible for traffic moving to or from Los Angeles (AR/CR), San Bernardino (SR), Barstow (BR), Stockton (ER) and Phoenix (PR). BNSF dose not expect to be Fully Recovered till Early Next Week.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should there be any question or problem.