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Friday, August 26, 2016

BNSF constructing vehicle unloading facility in Spokane

Following BNSF railway's recently completed $10 million worth of upgrades to their local railyard, the Fort Worth,TX based railroad has moved onto another new investment in the Spokane area.

This investment is in a new much larger vehicle unloading facility to replace a facility currently in open for business on Mission Ave. The new BNSF vehicle unloading facility will serve the 12,000+ vehicles each year that the railroad delivers to the Spokane market. The cars, trucks, vans & SUV's are unloaded off of the rail cars then staged to be loaded onto semi trucks and delivered to car dealerships trough-out the area.

The new planned facility will be just west of the aforementioned railyard , and on a 13 acre site that is already owned by BNSF, the site is off of Wisconsin Ave. near Havana St. .  Plans call for a small office building, fencing and other security features and about 1000 vehicle storage spaces .

The former facility is much smaller with only 445 storage spaces, there are currently no plans for what will happen to this facility after the new one opens. BNSF hopes to have the new vehicle unloading facility operating by the end of 2016.

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