Thursday, February 19, 2015

BNSF outlines 2015 capital plans for Missouri

BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Missouri will be an estimated $153 million for rail capacity improvement projects and maintenance.


"This year's substantial investments in Missouri are a clear reflection of how important our operations in the state are to our overall network and our unwavering commitment to always operating safely – for our people and the communities in which we operate," said Leif Smith, BNSF general manager operations, Springfield Division. "We know our customers are competing in a fast-paced, global economy where a smooth, efficient supply chain can be the difference between winning and losing in the marketplace. This year's planned expansion and maintenance projects will help give BNSF the capacity flexibility it needs to support our customers' growing demands and connect Missouri products to key markets."

BNSF's 2015 capital projects in Missouri include constructing two new sidings between Elsberry and Ashburn and milepost marker 94, as well as extending the siding in Gibbs to improve train capacity along the Hannibal subdivision.

In addition to Missouri, since announcing its plans to invest $6-billion in its system in 2015, the railroad has outlined specific state plans for Nebraska, Minnesota, Washintgon state, Illinois, North Dakota and Texas.