March 17, 2016 - Progressive Railroading

BNSF Railway Co. has rolled out more of its 2016 state-by-state capital expenditure plans, with the latest programs announced for Texas, Illinois and Kansas.

In Texas, BNSF will spend $210 million this year to replace and upgrade rail, rail ties and ballast, BNSF officials said in a press release. It's part of BNSF’s $4.3 billion network-wide capital expenditure program this year.

Plans call for more than 2,400 miles of track surfacing and/or undercutting work, the replacement of 55 miles of rail and more than 480,000 ties, as well as signal upgrades as part of BNSF's implementation of positive train control (PTC).

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