Electronic Train List
April 23, 2020
On April 13, 2020 BNSF received authorization to use electronic hazardous material (hazmat) documents instead of paper. This change was driven to decrease BNSF’s train crews’ exposure to COVID19, as electronic train/hazmat documents allow BNSF’s crews to board their train without having to enter a BNSF yard office to secure their paperwork. This change was also driven in an effort to improve the accuracy of the list available to emergency responders during a hazmat incident.