Union Pacific Railroad Invests $1.2 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Near Castle Rock to Colorado Springs, Colo.
Omaha, Neb., April 05, 2010 Union Pacific will improve part of Colorado's transportation infrastructure with a $1.2 million investment to its rail line that runs from near Castle Rock to Colorado Springs, Colo.
The projects include removing and installing more than one mile of rail in various curves between Near Castle Rock to Colorado Springs. Crews also will remove and replace more than 15,000 ties between Spruce and near Monument, Colo. The tie replacement part of the project began April 1 and is scheduled to be completed April 19. The rail in curves renewal project will begin July 31 and be completed in mid-August.
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. Investment in rail capacity benefits everyone. It allows freight rail service to grow, helping to build a cleaner environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, freight trains are nearly four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Motorists also benefit from reduced congestion on highways as a single Union Pacific train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.
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Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
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