On May 28, 2014, Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski was joined by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Steve Pearce, and numerous other local, state and federal officials to announce the grand opening of the Santa Teresa Intermodal Ramp.
Union Pacific Railroad just completed its new, state-of-the-art rail facility in southern New Mexico. The Santa Teresa Intermodal Ramp and fueling station is a $400 million state-of-the-art facility that will provide New Mexico its first-ever inland port, positioning the New Mexico Borderplex area as a strategic center for shipments in the southwestern United States. The Santa Teresa facility is strategically located near El Paso and the Mexico border, allowing Union Pacific to provide unmatched service.
- Intermodal Ramp – The ramp’s annual lift capacity of 225,000 units allows shippers and receivers to service their current transportation needs and grow their business. The ramp has the ability to expand to 700,000 lifts annually to accommodate future growth.
- Eight-Lane Automated Gates System (AGS) – Automated gate systems will improve the gate/terminal throughput and truck turn times. The ramp can expand to 12 automated gates to handle additional volume.
- Refrigerated Container and Trailer Refueling – The ramp’s central location along the Sunset Route allows crews to efficiently refuel refrigerated containers and trailers to ensure product arrives at destination at the proper temperature.
- 2,200-Acre Facility – The ramp and fueling station sit on 2,200 acres, nearly 12 miles long and one mile wide. The facility has approximately 74,000 feet of track with the ability to expand to 145,000 feet.
- 1,266 Container and Trailer Parking Stalls – The ramp has ample capacity to process containers and trailers allowing faster access to loads and empties. Parking can be expanded to 4,380 stalls.
- Locomotive Fueling Facilities – The facility is the first to be built with “run-thru” fueling stations to improve efficiency, allowing crews to fuel multiple trains at one time and decreasing overall transit time.
The Santa Teresa Intermodal Ramp is strategically positioned to be a major gateway to Mexico. It is just minutes away from maquiladora plants in Mexico, as well as hundreds of warehouses and distribution centers on both sides of the border. It offers easy access to the Santa Teresa Border crossing, allowing shipments to bypass the congestion experienced at other crossings. It is located adjacent to a logistics park with commercial property available for development.
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