Tuesday, October 18, 2016

KCS increasing speed in Mississippi

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Kansas City Southern announced October 17 that train speed on 2.5 miles of track between Martin Luther King Street and Highway 90 in Gulfport, Miss. will increase from 10 to 20 miles per hour.

The change takes effect October 31, 2016.

The increase in train speed over these track segments is made possible by a major track rehabilitation effort that KCS says will enhance economic development opportunities in the region.

For public safety, KCSR and Mississippi Operation Lifesaver would like to remind the community that as train speed increases, regardless of whether the crossing is public or private or what type of warning is in place, motorists and pedestrians are urged to always expect a train. In addition, pedestrians are urged to stay off railroad rights-of-way. Do not walk along the track or trespass on railroad rights-of-way and only cross the tracks at designated crossings.