Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) opened an $80-million intermodal facility in Stockton, CA last week.

Occupying 425 acres, BNSF's Stockton Intermodal Facility is designed to improve the efficiency of moving merchandise into and out of Northern California, particularly into the Midwest, the company said.

The new facility contains two loading and unloading tracks, averaging 7,000 feet in length, with the capacity to hold approximately 150 intermodal railcars. Three storage tracks will accommodate 230 intermodal railcars and will have more than 800 container and trailer parking spaces.

The facility increases BNSF’s intermodal capacity in the region by 150%, the company added.