The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is investing approximately $13 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Greenville Subdivision.
Rail, cross tie and crossing improvements are planned between Leesburg, Texas and Blanchard, starting August 23 through September. Communities that KCSR will work through include Leesburg, Pittsburg, Cason, Daingerfield, Hughes Springs, Avinger, Jefferson, and Karnack, Texas and Blanchard. In total, the project work will include the replacement of 2.5 miles of rail and 64,000 cross ties, as well as improvements to over 80 road crossings.
“KCS, through its US and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle, and enhance the safety of our operation,” said President and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. “These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”
KCS offers seamless transportation throughout North America and beyond with service to intermodal ramps, ports and transload centres and through strategic partnerships with all Class I railroads and many short line railroads.