The Southton Rail Yard officially opened for business and announced plans for phase two of the facility. The second phase of the facility calls for 6,000 feet of additional rail and six new, on-site storage silos.
"We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of the Southton Rail Yard and announce our facility's expansion. In just a few months of operation, we have seen a high demand for rail to truck transloading and will be expanding our facility to include six brand new silos and expansion of our rail tracks," said Kevin Bowen, chief executive officer of Southton Rail Yard.
The Southton Rail Yard features 25,000 linear feet of rail, offers easy access to Interstate 410, Interstate 37, Interstate 35, Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 281, Texas State Highway Loop 1604 and has capacity for more than 160 direct rail-to-truck car locations. It is also dual rail-served by both Union Pacific and BNSF and was designed with the needs of the energy sector in mind.
The facility employs approximately 50 San Antonio-area residents and is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Arrow Material Services, which has managed material transportation logistics since 1954 and currently operates more than 30 rail transloading locations in the United States.