UP Yard Center—Dolton, IL

Gate Entrance: 147th & Indiana, Dolton, IL 60419 | Google MapWebsite | Interstate Access: I-57, I-94, I-294 | MAFC Corridors: I-57, I-94

Union Pacific’s (UP) Yard Center Intermodal Terminal (YDC) is located in Dolton, IL. This terminal is one of five UP intermodal terminals in the Chicago area. The others are Global I in Chicago, Global II in Northlake, IL, Global III in Rochelle, IL and Global IV in Joliet, IL. Interstates 57, 94, and 294 offer access to Yard Center. The terminal is also located less than four miles from I-80. According to UP’s 2012 Form 10-K, Yard Center ranked 6th in lift activity among UP intermodal facilities in 2012.

According to the 2013 National Transportation Atlas Database, this facility is located on the Villa Grove Subdivision. CSX and Amtrak have trackage rights over this subdivision. Truck counts are available on some National Highway System (NHS) roads and connectors leading to the YDC facility.

This intermodal terminal is located near CSX’s Barr Yard and Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad’s (IHB) Blue Island Yard.

Intermodal Connectors

There are two roads designated as National Highway System (NHS) intermodal connectors for the UP Yard Center Intermodal Terminal: Sibley Road and Indiana Avenue.

Intermodal Lanes

According to UP’s service matrix, this TOFC-COFC terminal handles both domestic and international containers to the following destinations:


  • Laredo, TX: Port Laredo (PLR)
  • San Antonio, TX: South Yard (QIN)

Domestic Container only

  • Rio Valley, TX Paper Ramp via San Antonio, TX (SAIT)

Lift Counts

Data reported by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Counts are listed by year.

  • 2012: 273,600
  • 2011: 276,546
  • 2010: 240,668
  • 2009: 200,132
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