Union Pacific Urges Students to Practice Rail Safety

Omaha, Neb., August 29, 2005 – With the start of a new school year, Union Pacific Railroad reminds Illinois State University students to practice rail safety, obey trespassing laws and avoid the railroad’s right of way.

Students can safely cross the track at the grade crossing at Fell St. and University St. or by utilizing the underpass at School St. and Vernon St.

Trespassers on the railroad’s right of way are subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws and can face jail time and a fine. The Union Pacific Police Department has issued citations to students in the past and will continue to enforce trespass laws in this area.

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 and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul 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.

For more information, contact Mark Davis (402) 544-5459.

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