The Port Terminal Railroad Association was formed in 1924 to provide access to the industries along the Ship Channel for railroads entering Houston.
Straddling both sides of the Houston Ship Channel, PTRA proudly services 226 local customers from 7 serving yards. We maintain 154 miles of track and 20 bridges.
PTRA has the capacity to handle numerous commodity groups, and currently handles chemicals, grain, plastic, coke, fuel, steel, food products, industrial products, intermodal, dimensional loads and autos.
Where We Ship
Through our rail interchange network, PTRA originates and terminates shipments from each of the continental 48 states as well as Canada and Mexico. Contact us today for your shipping and transportation needs!
Port Terminal Railroad Association
8934 Manchester Street
Houston, TX 77012
How to Report an Emergency
To report an emergency, contact us at 713.393.6509 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
PTRA Ethical Hotline
An Ethical Workplace Begins with You
Unethical, illegal or unsafe activity harms our organization and our future. With your help, we can prevent this activity and uphold our high standards.
Report unethical activity at 877.217.4675 or online at reportlineweb.com/ptra