With service provided by multiple shortline railroads and BNSF Railway, Lubbock is connected to markets throughout the United States and Canada.
In October 2013, BNSF announced plans to develop a $28 million logistics center in Sweetwater at a curcial intersection with Union Pacific’s Fort Worth-to-El Paso route. The new facility is intended to serve supply chain logistics for the West Texas energy sector, and it signals the railroad’s confidence that freight traffic along this stretch of BNSF track is positioned for future growth.
Lubbock Rail Port
The Lubbock Rail Port, a 526-acre tract of land located just north of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, provides convenient access to Interstate 27, the airport and BNSF Railway. Mexico-based Molinos Anahuac (MACSA) currently has their flour mill and laboratory in the Lubbock Rail Port.
The Lubbock Rail Port is buzzing with activity thanks to the acquisition of an additional 200 acres and a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to extend additional rail into the Park. LEDA strives to attract food processors, light manufacturing and heavy industrial companies to the Lubbock Rail Port.
Lubbock Short Lines:
Plainsman Switching Company
- Located in downtown Lubbock where it interchanges with the BNSF Railroad & the Union Pacific Railroad
- Currently building a transload facility to serve customers that do not have rail access onsite
West Texas & Lubbock Railway
- Operate 107 miles of railroad on two lines extending from Lubbock to Seagraves & Whiteface, Texas
- Connections to the BNSF Railroad & the Union Pacific Railroad in Lubbock