Security-Focused Technology

More than any other railroad, Union Pacific is employing security-focused technology to help keep watch over key installations and railroad infrastructure.

Some examples include:

  • Gamma ray inspection technology that can detect people or hidden devices.
  • Newly deployed technology called Train Rider Identification Detection System (TriDS) at McNary, Texas. TriDS detects unauthorized riders while the train is moving at track speed.
  • A surveillance network that can report the location and movement of hazardous cargo within seconds.
  • A secure communications network.
  • Smart cameras, impact recorders and other sensors that are being piloted near bridges, rail yards, tank farms, tunnels and sidings.
  • A virtual fencing pilot program, at a cost to UP of approximately $1 million per mile, that triggers an alarm to UP’s response management communication center.