As Washington state’s primary freight rail transporter since 1873, BNSF has strong ties to the area.
Here are some key facts about BNSF in Washington, and how we help the state remain a crucial gateway for international trade.
BNSF Railway Service in Washington — 2015
BNSF Foundation Giving
Route miles owned: 1,337
Route miles trackage rights: 126
Handled within state: 1,556,540
Auburn, Bellingham, Centralia, Everett, Pasco, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Wishram, Yakima
Seattle, Seattle International Gateway, Spokane
Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver
In 2016, BNSF plans to invest approximately $4.3 billion in capital expansion and maintenance across its system. In addition to maintaining and expanding its core network and related assets, the plan includes acquiring new locomotives, freight cars, and other equipment, continuing implementation of positive train control (PTC), and investing in expansion and efficiency projects to enhance productivity and velocity. In 2015, BNSF invested approximately $206 million in Washington for capacity expansion and maintenance.
Operating in 28 States and 3 Canadian Provinces
BNSF Freight Cars: 77,000
Route Miles: 32,500
Number of Employees: 44,000
Military: 7,200 veterans employed