The proposed $200 million yard would be built on the west side of two sets of north/south tracks that run through Mumford. The facility would create more than 200 new local jobs, Gomez said in a prepared statement.
UP wants to build the yard near Hearne because the town is a key location on the Class I’s route map, he said. Hearne primarily serves as an away-from-home hub for UP employees, but the town could become the site of a home terminal where local-based employees would work in the new yard or move assembled trains to other areas, said Gomez.
To obtain a site for the yard, UP would need to acquire about 20 tracts of land, he said.
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