Emergency Response

The Texas Railroad Association is committed to the safety of the general public, rail employees, and emergency response professionals. The following is a list of pertinent information for safety officials.

Railroad Emergency Contacts

Emergency contacts for immediate life safety concerns, vehicles stopped on railroad tracks, hazardous material releases, criminal activity in progress, fires, and other incidents requiring emergency response.

BNSF1-800-832-5452 (option 1)


Genesee & Wyoming866-527-3499

Port Terminal Railroad Association713-393-6509

Union Pacific1-888-877-7267




AskRail App

The AskRail app, launched in 2014, is a collaborative effort among the emergency response community and all North American Class I railroads. The app provides more than 25,000 first responders — from all 50 states and eight Canadian provinces — with immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.

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