Wednesday, May 02, 2012

BNSF builds new capacity in Nebraska

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BNSF announced Tuesday that it will invest approximately $202 million this year on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Nebraska.

Capacity projects include adding a second main line track in the Grand Island area; beginning work to replace BNSF's bridge over the Missouri River between Plattsmouth, Neb., and Pacific Jct., Iowa; expansion of the Lincoln locomotive shop; improvements to the Havelock car shop; and major signal upgrades for positive train control (PTC).

BNSF's 2012 track maintenance program in Nebraska will include 1,405 miles of track surfacing and undercutting, and replacement of 100 miles of rail and about 140,000 ties.

The investments in Nebraska are part of BNSF's total 2012 capital commitment of $3.9 billion.

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