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Union Pacific Reminds Missourians to be Safe

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05/03/2008 AT 05:27

"With nearly 6,000 rail crossings and more than 6,400 miles of track in the state, I would like to encourage Missouri drivers and families to focus on rail safety," said. John Simpson, Union Pacific's manager of public safety.

Nationwide, a collision occurs between a train and vehicle or a train and a pedestrian nearly every two hours.

Last year, all railroads in Missouri reported there were 46 collisions between a train and a vehicle resulting in 20 persons being injured and seven persons killed compared to 57 collisions, 25 injuries and five killed in 2006.

Union Pacific, and all Missouri railroads, work to educate drivers and pedestrians in making safe decisions at crossings and around railroad tracks during Missouri Rail Safety Week and throughout the year.

Missouri Rail Safety Week is supported by Missouri railroads, Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Operation Lifesaver.

Increase Train Speed through Oologah

Union Pacific Railroad will increase train speed 10 mph by mid-April for certain freight trains on railroad tracks through the city limits of Oologah, Okla.

Union Pacific's "Green" Fleet

About 55 percent of Union Pacific's more than 8,500-unit locomotive fleet is certified under existing EPA Tier 0, Tier 1 or Tier 2 regulations governing air emissions. That gives Union Pacific the most environmentally friendly locomotive fleet in the nation.

Green Locomotive Being Tested in Chicago

Union Pacific Railroad unveiled the first of four of the latest version of ultra-low-emitting environmentally friendly diesel locomotives that will be used in a rail yard to push rail cars over an incline, or

Track Improvements Planned in Western Illinois

Union Pacific Railroad is spending $6.6 million this year on track improvements between Nelson, Ill. and Peoria.

Travel Safely this Spring

For thousands of families and college students, the months of March and April signal holiday vacations and Spring Break trips. Union Pacific Railroad reminds motorists and pedestrians to use caution during this busy time.

UP to Increase Train Speed Through San Antonio

Union Pacific Railroad will increase train speed 10 mph by Feb. 19 for certain freight trains on a nearly quarter-mile segment of railroad tracks in San Antonio, Tex.

Union Pacific Increasing Speed Through Several

Union Pacific Railroad will increase the speed of its trains to 49 mph on the rail line between Herington and Peabody, Kan., which includes the communities of Lost Springs, Lincolnville and Marion, Kan.

Union Pacific to Increase Speed Through Orange

Union Pacific Railroad will increase speed for certain freight trains from 35 mph to 50 mph and 60 mph for passenger trains on a 1.3 mile segment across multiple grade crossings in Orange, Tex. including W. Park Ave., Burton, Ave., Link Ave. and Cordrey Ave.

Track Improvements Planned Through Jefferson City

Union Pacific Railroad will spend $1.5 million this year on track improvements between Bonnots Mill, Mo., and Jefferson City.

Significant Clean Air Progress

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Union Pacific announced a 57 percent over-achievement of the contract goal for emission reduction in Texas with the help of new environmentally friendly ultra-low emission switch locomotives.

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