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$29 Million Track Improvements to Missouri Line

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05/02/2011 AT 06:42

More than 52 miles of new rail will be installed, the surfaces at 54 road crossings will be replaced and more than one mile of rail in various curves will be upgraded. Crews will also replace five switches the devices that move a train from one track to another.

Union Pacific plans to spend approximately $3.2 billion in 2011 to support America's current and future freight transportation needs and enhance the safety and efficiency of the railroad's 32,000-mile network. Improvement projects such as this are examples of Union Pacific continuing to support its customers' business through strategic investments.

Improved and additional rail capacity benefits everyone. It allows freight rail service to grow, helping to build a cleaner environment. Union Pacific can move one ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, freight trains are nearly four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Motorists also benefit from reduced congestion on highways as a single Union Pacific train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.

UP To Increase Train Speed In Southern Oregon

Drivers will spend less time waiting for trains to pass as Union Pacific increases the speed of its trains on the rail line that runs between Klamath Falls, Ore., and Perez, Calif. Union Pacific recently invested more than $1.5 million to enhance its track infrastructure.

$15 Million for Track from Milwaukee to Chicago

Union Pacific Railroad will improve Wisconsin and Illinois' transportation infrastructures by investing nearly $15 million to improve the freight rail line that runs from Milwaukee, Wis., to Chicago, Ill.

More Than $4 Million for Track Near Hudson

Union Pacific Railroad will improve Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $4 million to improve the rail line that runs from near Hudson, Wis., to near Menomonie Jct., Wis.

More Than $2 Million for Track in Lexington

Union Pacific Railroad will improve Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $2 million to improve the rail line from Lexington, Neb., to near Gothenburg, Neb.

$29 Million for Track Improvements in Spring

Union Pacific will improve Houston's transportation infrastructure with a $29 million investment to improve the rail line that runs from Spring, Texas, to the Washington Avenue Corridor.

$42 Million to Improve Rail Lines in Arizona

Union Pacific Railroad is investing nearly $42 million to improve its existing rail lines in Arizona.

Amtrak Illinois ridershop up 20% since 2007

Amtrak trains operated under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation are providing a way to overcome the unpredictable costs of driving and drew more than 1.8 million passengers to state-supported routes in Fiscal Year 2009.

RailChem Connect Between Texas and Southeast

Union Pacific Railroad and CSX Transportation (CSXT) are proud to announce the launch of RailChem Connect, a coordinated rail service for expedited transport of chemicals between the Texas Gulf Coast region and the Southeast.

Track Improvements in Central Nebraska

Trains will operate more efficiently as a result of more than $26 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its line between Schuyler, Neb., and Duncan, Neb.

Track Improvements for Hiawatha-to-Upland

Trains will run more efficiently and motorists will spend less time at crossings as a result of nearly $11 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Hiawatha-to-Upland, Kan., line.

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