BNSF plans US$400 million in upgrades to Texas rail system in 2019

Category: News
Published: 2019-02-22

DALLAS – Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. will spend US$405 million this year to upgrade its rail system running throughout Texas.

The planned investment is part of BNSF’s US$$3.57 billion capital spending program for 2019. Most of that will go to replace and maintain the railroad’s core assets.

In Texas, the railroad will undertake expansion projects that include a new double-track project between the Alliance Intermodal Facility in Fort Worth and Cleburne, and two siding projects north of Dallas.  It’s also adding new staging tracks at Eagle Pass Border Gateway to handle growth into Mexico.

“Our continued capital investments in this state reflect our continued commitment to enhancing the safety, capacity and fluidity of our railroad and enable us to meet our customers’ freight transportation needs.” Said Janssen Thompson, general manager of operations for BNSF’s Red River Division,

Source: Dallas News