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Rail Service

Another way to link your business with other parts of the world is through North Dakotaís rail system.  Our rail system can move mass amounts of product via five railroads that provide 3,774 miles of track.

Click here for a map of North Dakota's Rail System

Quickly and reliably move your products and supplies through one of our two Class I railroads.  The Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad operates 1,100 miles of main line track in North Dakota, including the transcontinental primary line reaching from Seattle to Chicago.

The CP Rail System (Soo Line) operates 353 miles of main line traversing North Dakota on a line connecting Vancouver to Chicago.

To move freight within the state, consider using one of our two Class III (short line) railroads.  The Red River Valley & Western primarily serve southeast and central North Dakota.  The Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western primarily serve the central and northwestern part of the state.

Amtrak, North Dakotaís only passenger rail service, operates the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle.  It maintains seven North Dakota stations and carries an average of 60,000 passengers a day nationwide, and nearly 83,000 North Dakota riders used Amtrak in 2000.

For additional information about transportation access in North Dakota or to have one of our business development consultants answer specific questions regarding your project, contact us at 1-866-4dakota or 701-328-5300.



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