Union Pacific to Make Track Improvements in the Fremont, Neb. Area
Railroad to Use Track Renewal Train to Replace Ties and Rail in One Pass
Omaha, Neb., September 10, 2008 Union Pacific Railroad is investing $4.2 million this year on track improvements in the Fremont, Neb., area.
When the project is complete, crews will have removed wooden ties and installed 14,300 concrete ties; spread 25,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and replaced nearly five and one-half miles of rail. The project, which starts in Fremont and continues east five miles to near Hwy. 36, will begin September 16 and is scheduled to be completed on September 24.
These improvements are part of the $1.6 billion Union Pacific plans to invest in 2008 to maintain track across its more than 32,300-mile system. This extensive investment in the railroad's track helps ensure Union Pacific has the capability to offer quality and, safe, cost-effective service to meet our customers' current and future transportation needs.
Since 2003, Union Pacific has invested $869.6 million for capital projects in Nebraska, with $256.5 million spent in 2007.
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