The train speed increase began February 15 and will continue in five mile-per-hour increments each subsequent week. Trains will begin traveling at 40 mph by March 29. Recently completed track improvements will permit the higher speeds in Rosenberg. Crews installed new rail and approximately 4,000 ties in the spring of last year.
Union Pacific plans to spend approximately $2.5 billion in 2010 to support America's current and future freight transportation needs and enhance the safety and efficiency of the railroad's 32,000-mile network.