KCS to invest $24M in maintenance of rail line through AR, LA and TX

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL) - Kansas City Southern announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Rail, cross tie and crossing improvements are planned for Ashdown, De Queen, Horatio, Winthrop and Wilton, AR;  Blanchard, Mooringsport, Oil City, Rodessa and Vivian, LA and Texarkana, TX.  Work will also be done in parts of Missouri and Oklahoma.

In total, the project will include the replacement of approximately 7.7 miles of rail and approximately 90,000
cross ties, as well as improvements to over 130 road crossings.

President and chief executive officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer said, “KCS, through its U.S. 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.  These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”

The work is expected to begin May 30 and continue through late August.

KCS offers seamless transportation throughout North America and beyond with service to intermodal ramps,
ports and transload centers and through strategic partnerships with all Class I railroads and many short line
railroads. To learn more, visit http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/why-choose-kcs


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