Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal - Santa Teresa, NM
Union Pacific is currently constructing a new, state-of-the-art rail facility in southern New Mexico. For the first time ever, New Mexico will have a key inland port, positioning the Santa Teresa/El Paso area as a strategic focal point for shipments in the southwestern U.S.
The new facility will increase capacity for lifts, parking and containers as volume in this area continues to grow. Santa Teresa Facility will also allow additional access for shippers and intermediaries in the area.
- Intermodal Ramp - This regionally focused intermodal ramp will permit both local and regional businesses more immediate access to the efficiencies of freight trains.
- Fueling Facilities - Located along the busy "Sunset Route" between El Paso and Los Angeles, this fueling facility will enhance commerce and goods movement.
- Intermodal Block Swap/Switching Yard - Enhancing capacity and efficiency, this new switching yard will incorporate the latest engineering techniques for improved efficiency and throughput.
Phase 1 construction began early August 2011 and will continue through 2012. This phase will consist of mass grading and extending approximately two miles of Dona Ana County public water and sanitary sewer lines that will serve the facility. Phase 2 construction will commence after phase 1 is complete and will include all mechanical, electrical, architectural, utilities, track and civil engineering portions of the project. The Santa Teresa Terminal is currently scheduled to open March 2014.
Santa Teresa Terminal Site, November 17, 2012