Embargo Impacting Ferromex Interchange at Eagle Pass and El Paso Effective September 20, 2023

Sep 21, 2023

Following the Department of Homeland Security border closure in Eagle Pass, TX, due to safety and security concerns in the area, BNSF has issued an embargo (BNSF001723) on traffic destined for interchange with Ferromex (FXE) at both the Eagle Pass and El Paso junctions.

All traffic interchanging at Eagle Pass has been stopped at this time to assist in clearing out congestion in the area.

Through the embargo, BNSF is not currently accepting new shipments through El Paso. However, as conditions allow, we will be moving some shipments already in route.

No permits are being issued at the present time. We will continue to keep you updated as this situation progresses.

About Embargoes:
Embargoes are temporary holds placed on freight to restrict the acceptance and handling of freight. You can search embargoes at the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Embargo Railinc website here (enter "BNSF" in the Issuing Road field to view active embargoes). 

If you have questions about your shipment(s), please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.