Grain Shuttle Train Program


A Grain Train Shuttle is a dedicated set of 75 or 100 covered hopper cars for loading of whole grains that move as a unit (train) from one origin to one destination. The Shuttle Operator and the Union Pacific enter into a contract to move this train on a continuous basis for a specific time, generally one year. The Shuttle Operator is provided an incentive for their commitment and there are incentives to the loading/unloading facilities for fast loading/unloading.

Approved Locations



Industry Access Guidelines

Union Pacific is experiencing record demand for rail transportation on its system. More and more companies are recognizing the value of rail transportation as an economic and fuel efficient alternative to other modes of transportation. Anticipated new customers should review our September 2006 Announcement Regarding Rail Service to New Industry Locations.