Union Pacific is cutting two days from its Los Angeles to Chicago route with new domestic service

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Omaha, Neb. – Union Pacific Railroad announced Friday that it is offering a new domestic intermodal service that will reduce transit time to three days for customers moving freight from Southern California to the Chicago area.

The new service, which launched April 28, will operate daily from Union Pacific’s intermodal terminal in California’s City of Industry 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 now we can do it faster,” said Jim Vena, CEO of Union Pacific. “Our rail line offers a speed of 70 miles per hour, allowing us to compete for business while reducing greenhouse gas emissions for our customers by up to 75%.”

The new product also includes faster freight exchanges with other railroads for trains bound for the Ohio Valley and destinations in the Northeastern US. In addition, Global 2’s westbound service to the City of Industry and the Inland Empire Intermodal Terminal will also be offered as a premium train.

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

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

About Union Pacific

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