Monday, July 26, 2010

Cross-border traffic resumes at Laredo

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Kansas City Southern’s Mexican subsidiary, Kansas City Southern de Mexico, reopened the flood-damaged Anahuac Bridge lateSaturday and said it expected to operate 25 to 30 trains over the Nuevo Laredo gateway by late Monday. It removed service embargoes established July 3 in the aftermath of Hurricane Alex.

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“We are very pleased to have the Nuevo Laredo gateway opened again for cross border traffic,” said KCS President and COO Dave Starling.“Given the magnitude of the damage to this bridge, coupled with the difficult conditions under which our crews had to work, it is a great accomplishment that we were able to put the Anahuac Bridge back into service this weekend and plan to lift the embargoes tomorrow night.”

“The disruption of service caused by Hurricane Alex has been very significant; however, our team has worked very hard to restore service to our customers as quickly as possible,” said KCSM Presidentand executive representative Jose Zozaya. “We will continue to work very closely with each of our customers to resume the normal flow of traffic to their facilities.”