BNSF, CN GUARANTEE BETTER OR SAME SERVICE
Canadian National Railway Co. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. have guaranteed that they will provide shippers better or the same rail service after merging.
Paul M. Tellier, CN president and chief executive officer, along with Robert D. Krebs, BNSF chairman and CEO, said that “our customers … do not want service problems or the loss of route options such as those that followed the Union Pacific-Southern Pacific merger and the breakup of Conrail.”
“The CN/BNSF combination will meet or exceed our current service levels. That’s why we’ll guarantee service levels and route options for our customers,” the executives said.
CN and BNSF are expected to file, as soon as they can after March 20, a joint application to the Surface Transportation Board asking that their merger be approved.
They have petitioned the STB suggesting a one-year review of their proposed union.