Alamo Junction Rail Park held a ribbon cutting ceremony in early April and is the latest Eagle Ford focused rail park developments in southern Bexar County. According to a press release from Alamo Junction, “Phase I of Alamo Junction Rail Park calls for over 22,000 linear feet of track with the capability to accommodate both manifest and unit train traffic. Alamo Junction Rail Park is ideally positioned for oilfield service/supply companies transporting crude oil, NGL’s, ethanol, frac sand, pipe, etc.” The park will have service from both Union Pacific and BNSF railroads and easy access to I-37, 1604, and Hwy 181.
Alamo Junction’s first tenant in the park is Washington based Univar USA, a chemical company. Univar is developing a 52,000 square foot warehouse distribution facility where it will employ 50 people. Arrow Material Services and RLI Logistics Solutions have also signed leases at the park, and that is just the start. Mario Hernandez, President of San Antonio Economic Development Foundation has said, “We’re already working with three companies looking at this site we think there will be a lot more that will want to locate here, it’s all about jobs.”
Local leaders also believe the development of the rail park will reduce semi-truck traffic on already congested county roads. “Anytime you can put something on rail, that takes stress off the road infrastructure, so to have good rail service I think is really important,” said Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge. “I know some of the outlying counties have really struggled with their roads. I think this helps by moving more of it along the rail line rather than have more trucks coming.”