Railway & Railroad Concerns

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway maintains and operates the rails along the southern boundary line of Yorba Linda and has up to three rows of tracks which allows for the storage and transfer of railcars due to the overcrowded railyards in the Port of Los Angeles. The City of Yorba Linda has no authority/jurisdiction over the railway or its property. It is solely under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration, with assistance from the California Public Utilities Commission. However, idling trains can also result in significant emissions so the Southern California Air Quality Management District does and will monitor such activities and enforce air quality regulations, if necessary.

reporting a Complaint 

There are three avenues by which to make a complaint for the railways:

  1. BNSF Railway Contact Form
  2. Federal Railway Administration Region 7 Information
  3. Southern California Air Quality Management District Information

Contact

 If you have any further questions, please email Mark Aalders, Assistant to the City Manager.