What is an Industrial Track Agreement? Why are they required?
An Industrial Track Agreement is a contract between Union Pacific and the customer for rights to utilize a UP track, private track, or to lease track from Union Pacific. An Industrial Track Agreement must be in effect before a car can be ordered or shipped. The track agreement allows Union Pacific to evaluate each shipment and identify the best place to load and unload the commodity. By submitting a clearance request online, a Rail Access Review is automatically created to start the track agreement process. Local UP operations personnel will need to approve the loading and/or unloading track. Once approved, the track agreement will be developed by UP’s Real Estate group. Contact your UP sales representative for an update on track agreement status. Please visit Industrial Development for more information.