Grade Crossing Signal Improvements Allow Union Pacific Railroad to Increase Train Speed, Reduce Motorist Wait Time In Malvern, Arkansas
Spring, Texas, February 04, 2010 Drivers will spend less time waiting for trains to pass as Union Pacific increases the speed of its trains on the rail line that parallels State Highway 279 in Malvern, Arkansas. The train speed limit will increase from 35 miles per hour to 60 mph on nearly two miles of track that crosses Banks, Babcock and Cabe Streets.
Train speeds will increase in five mph increments each week beginning February 14. Trains will begin traveling at 60 mph by March 21. Recent signal improvements that increase advance warning times at grade crossing approaches will permit the higher speeds.
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