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Track Improvements to Its Excelsior to Allerton

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02/28/2009 AT 07:21

When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed more than seven miles of rail in various curves between Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Allerton, Iowa. Work began on this project January 28 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of March.

Union Pacific invested more than $80 million for capital projects in Missouri in 2007 and 2008. During 2009, Union Pacific plans to invest a total of $2.8 billion for capital projects that include $1.8 billion earmarked to strengthen the track infrastructure across its more than 32,000-mile system. This extensive investment in the railroad's track helps ensure Union Pacific has the capability to offer quality, safe and cost-effective service to meet its customers' current and future transportation needs.

Improved and additional rail capacity benefits everyone. It allows freight rail service to grow, helping to build a cleaner environment - freight train emissions are one-third as much as trucks. Motorists also benefit from reduced congestion on America's highways since a single train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.

$6 Million for Track Improvements from Kansas City

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass as a result of more than $6 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Kansas City to Jefferson City line. The track improvements will allow trains to operate more efficiently on the route.

$4 Million for West Chicago Line

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass as a result of $4 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its West Chicago Line.

$8 Million for Northeast Illinois Line

Motorists will spend less time waiting at crossings for trains to pass as a result of $8 million in track improvements being made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Northeast Illinois line.

A New Train Control For Los Angeles Area By 2012

Union Pacific Corporation announced that it has developed an implementation plan that should deliver Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to UP rail lines shared with commuter lines in the LA region in the year 2012.

Missouri Provides $5 Million For Improved Service

Reliability of Kansas City to St. Louis trains operated by Amtrak for the Missouri Department of Transportation can improve, thanks to $5 million provided by the Missouri state legislature and approved by Gov. Matt Blunt to increase track capacity on the route.

Track Improvements on Omaha Main Line

Union Pacific Railroad is investing $3.8 million this year on track improvements between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Fremont, Neb.

Expanded Service Hours for UP

Union Pacific's capacity at the Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico, rail border crossing has increased due to an extended hours-of-operation test authorized by U.S. and Mexican customs officials.

$4.7 Million Invested between Necedah and Wyeville

Union Pacific Railroad will increase the speed of its trains to 49 mph on nearly 16 miles of its rail line between Necedah and Wyeville, Wis.

Track Improvements on Northwest Iowa Line

Union Pacific Railroad is investing $3.1 million this year on track improvements between Alton and near Sheldon, Iowa.

Union Pacific Reminds Missourians to be Safe

Union Pacific Railroad asked that motorists and pedestrians in Missouri heed the warning devices at railroad crossings especially during Missouri Rail Safety week that begins April 14.

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