Express Lane Service to Philadelphia has been added to market availability for western U.S. shippers, Union Pacific Railroad and CSX Transportation announced.
UP and CSX guarantee the transit time from California, Idaho and selected points in Washington and Oregon to New York City, Boston, Atlanta, central Florida and now Philadelphia.
UP and CSXT will reimburse the shipper a portion of the shipping charge if the shipment does not arrive at its destination on time.
Since the start of Express Lane Service in April 2000, UP's and CSXT's perishable shipments are up nearly 20 percent.
Express Lane guaranteed premium service couples UP's access to a vast number of shippers in the West and CSXT's ability to serve the largest consumer markets in the East.
This year UP is spending $44 million on 660 cars with new refrigeration technology to its fleet of nearly 5,500 refrigerated rail cars. One refrigerated rail car can transport as much as three over-the-road trucks.