Union Pacific Shaves Two Days Off Los Angeles to Chicago Route with New Domestic Service

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Union Pacific Railroad has introduced a new domestic intermodal service that will reduce transit time from Southern California to Chicago to three days. The service, which started on April 28, operates daily between City of Industry, California, and Global 2 near Chicago. This initiative aims to enhance customer experience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve freight interchanges with other railroads.

  • Reduced transit time from Southern California to Chicago to three days

  • Improved customer experience through faster service

  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%

  • Enhanced freight interchanges with other railroads

  • None.

Premium train will run daily between City of Industry in Southern California to Global 2 near Chicago

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Union Pacific Railroad announced today that it is offering a new domestic intermodal service that will cut transit time to three days for customers transporting goods from Southern California to the Chicago area.

The new service, which began April 28, will run daily from Union Pacific’s intermodal terminal at the City of Industry in California to Global 2 in Northlake, Illinois, located near the heart of the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

“We are delivering the service we sold to our customers – and we’re now able to do it faster,” said Union Pacific CEO Jim Vena. “Our railroad offers 70-mph service, allowing us to compete for business while reducing greenhouse gas emissions up to 75% for our customers.”

The new product also will include faster freight interchanges with other railroads for those trains bound for the Ohio Valley and northeast U.S. destinations. In addition, the westbound service from Global 2 to the City of Industry and Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal will be offered as a premium train as well.

This is the second premium train Union Pacific currently offers daily between Los Angeles and Chicago.

“We are excited about this new product, which is part of our continuing effort to find new ways to meet our customers’ needs while removing trucks off our nation’s highways and providing a consistent, reliable product,” said Kenny Rocker, executive vice president-Marketing and Sales.


Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) delivers the goods families and businesses use every day with safe, reliable and efficient service. Operating in 23 western states, the company connects its customers and communities to the global economy. Trains are the most environmentally responsible way to move freight, helping Union Pacific protect future generations. More information about Union Pacific is available at

Robynn Tysver at 402-544-6037 or

Source: Union Pacific Railroad


When did the new domestic intermodal service start?

The new service began on April 28.

Where does the new service operate from and to?

The service runs between City of Industry, California, and Global 2 near Chicago.

Who announced the new domestic intermodal service?

Union Pacific Railroad announced the new service.

What is the goal of the new service?

The goal is to reduce transit time, improve customer service, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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