Wednesday, September 04, 2013

BNSF plans $240 million capital program in Texas

BNSF plans $240 million capital program in Texas Patrick Dirden

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $240 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Texas this year.


BNSF's 2013 capacity improvement projects in the state include expansion of rail capacity at Tower 55 in Fort Worth, completing replacement of the Galveston Causeway Bridge, installation of a siding extension near Somerville, expansion of the Houston Intermodal Facility, construction of a loop track facility in San Antonio and significant signal upgrades for positive train control.

BNSF will also continue its robust track maintenance program in Texas, which will include nearly 4,400 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work and the replacement of about 115 miles of rail and 690,000 crossties.


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