North American rail provider Union Pacific has introduced a new intermodal service between Chicago in the US and Monterrey, Mexico. The company said the service would provide a reliable transport option to move goods across the border six days a week.

According to the company, trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at Eagle Pass, Texas with Mexican rail provider Ferromex, which will operate the service between the border and Monterrey. Both Union Pacific and Ferromex have invested in terminal, track and equipment to support the operation.

"Union Pacific's network provides a competitive advantage to companies importing and exporting with Mexico and recent investments made across our network are providing safe and efficient transportation that helps the bottom line for our current and future customers," said Bernardo Ayala, vice president - Mexico Markets for Union Pacific Railroad.