BNSF plans capital improvement program to expand rail capacity in Washington state
(Source: BNSF Railway press release, August 19, 2013)
FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Railway Company plans to invest an estimated $125 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington this year.
BNSF's 2013 capacity enhancement projects in Washington include construction of two receiving and departure tracks nearly 7,000 feet long at BNSF's Delta yard in Everett, expanding BNSF's automotive distribution facility at Orillia to support growth in new automobile traffic, as well as signal upgrades for federally mandated positive train control (PTC).
BNSF will also continue a significant track maintenance program in Washington, which will include nearly 2,800 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work, the replacement of about 175 miles of rail and 110,000 railroad ties.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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