News

Union Pacific to Invest $79 Million in its Louisiana Rail Infrastructure

Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $79 million infrastructure investment in Louisiana this year.

Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Louisiana’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds.

Rail Infrastructure
© Union Pacific

Louisiana Rail Infrastructure

Union Pacific’s investment plan funds a range of initiatives: $58 million to maintain railroad track and $18 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key projects planned this year include:

  • $19 million investment in the rail line between Alexandria and Shreveport to replace 149,125 railroad ties and install 76,150 tons of rock ballast.
  • $11 million investment in the rail line between Alexandria and Iowa to replace 90,659 railroad ties and install 35,093 tons of rock ballast.

Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Southern Region, said:

“Union Pacific’s targeted investments fund projects that strengthen our railroad tracks, increase safety and minimise delays as trains travel through communities across Louisiana.”

“Maintaining a healthy railroad is the foundation of our ability to serve customers and communities across the state.”

Union Pacific’s Investment Strategy

This year’s planned $79 million capital expenditure in Louisiana is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2012 to 2016, Union Pacific invested more than $392 million strengthening Louisiana’s transportation infrastructure.

Union Pacific plans to spend $3.1 billion across its network this year. The company has invested $51 billion since 2000, contributing to a 40 percent decrease in derailments during the same time frame.

Original article © Union Pacific.

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION, NEWS, IMAGES, VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON ALL ASPECTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

News categories

19 Apr 2017
UK’s First Tram Train Network Reaches Major Mile ...
06 Apr 2017
Union Pacific to Invest $180 Million in its Califo ...
05 Apr 2017
American Railway Boss Praises London’s Railways ...
04 Apr 2017
Union Pacific is Safest U.S. Railroad for Second C ...
30 Mar 2017
Train Services Resume on Britain’s Most Iconic R ...
29 Mar 2017
Thames Valley Electrification Reaches Major Milest ...
09 Feb 2017
NZ: Largest City Rail Link Tender Process Starts ...
30 Nov 2016
Progress Continues on Union Pacific’s Positi ...
05 Oct 2016
See the ‘Living Legend’ on its Trek to ...
28 Jul 2016
Union Pacific Employee Safety Record Broken ...
20 Jul 2016
Union Pacific No. 844 Steam Locomotive on Tour ...
09 May 2016
$121.6m Union Pacific Investment into California N ...
08 Apr 2016
Infrarail 2016 Comes to London ...
09 Mar 2016
USA: Union Pacific Improves Safety Record ...
08 Feb 2016
Spain: Thales Repair Line in Record Time Following ...
05 May 2015
Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $8 Million t ...
12 Sep 2014
South St. Paul, Awarded Membership in Union Pacifi ...
24 Jun 2014
Alstom and Russian Railways Sign an Agreement to D ...

Subscribe to Railway News

Subscribe to our mailing list and get Railway News updates to your email inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.