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Union Pacific Cold Connect Service is Expanding Train Service to 5 Days a Week

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DSCN4334By The Union Pacific

Here we grow again!

Union Pacific Cold Connect will be adding departure days on all eastbound California and Washington trains — effective today, October 31, 2017.

We will begin originating trains Tuesday through Saturday, departing at 9:00 PDT, with 7th and 8th day availability in the Northeast. Priority handling will be reserved for committed customers first.

With additional train starts, we will continue with our current arrival cutoffs as follows:

*All loads must be received into the Cold Connect terminals at Delano, California, and Wallula, Washington, by 10 p.m. PDT the evening prior to train departure. Any loads arriving after 10 p.m. PDT may be rescheduled to the next available train.

  • Load tenders must be received 24 hours in advance of pick-up appointment.
  • A minimum of 24 hours lead-time is required for all full-truckload orders shipping out of Rotterdam, New York for final delivery. This includes changes to any existing sales order.
  • All less-than-truckload orders will require 48 hours notice to ensure truck availability.

Schedules on westbound Cold Connect trains departing Rotterdam, New York, are not impacted by this newly expanded service.

Thank you for shipping with Union Pacific Cold Connect. We appreciate your business and are dedicated to providing you with valuable, competitive transportation services for all of your food and beverage shipments, the news release said.

If you have questions, please contact your Union Pacific Cold Connect representative. Or, for more details, please visit the Union Pacific website at [ or

The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the largest in the United States and it is one of the world’s largest transportation companies. The Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of the Union Pacific Corporation; both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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