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.
The second phase of construction will finish the yard to include all the mechanical, electrical, architectural, utilities, track and civil engineering portions of the project.
Phase 2 of construction, which includes the crew change point, fueling station and intermodal facility is ahead of schedule. With more than 50 contractors involved in this portion of the project, there is an average of 250 workers on site daily. Out of the $400 million project cost, Union Pacific has allocated more than $150 million. The facility is expected to be operational in 2014.
Santa Teresa Terminal Site, August 2013