Operations cut back at Union Pacific’s Armourdale yard in Kansas City, Kan.

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Union Pacific plans to lay off an “unspecified number” of employees from both management and union ranks.
David C. Lester

41 KSHB in Kansas City is reporting that Union Pacific has severely cut operations at its Armourdale yard in Kansas City, Kan., which, according to Union officials, will result in 20-50 layoffs. The railroad said that these operations will be moved to the company’s 18th Street yard. This moves comes just shy of three months after closing Neff Yard in Kansas City, Mo.

In a statement to 41 KSHB, the railroad said “Union Pacific will continue to evaluate service products based on customer needs. While we don’t provide data regarding the number of employees at specific facilities, I can confirm employee levels will be impacted as a result of streamlining our work. These steps are part of Unified Plan 2020, which streamlines operations as we ensure Union Pacific remains a strong and competitive company.”

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