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9/20/2005



Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad

UP opens $100 million Dallas intermodal terminal


Union Pacific Railroad has added another terminal to its intermodal arsenal — a facility that increases the Class I’s Dallas/Ft Worth container capacity more than five times. Yesterday, the railroad held a grand opening for its $100 million, 360-acre intermodal terminal near Dallas.

Designed to handle 365,000 trailers and containers annually, the facility features one track for incoming and departing trains; four tracks for unloading a total of 76 double-stack cars; five tracks for staging cars; four cranes with Global Positioning System technology for trailer and container lifts; a satellite-guided system for operating dual cranes on parallel tracks; more than 4,000 parking places for trailers and containers; and a state-of-the-art security system.

"The new facility increases our ability to handle … growing rail-truck freight traffic in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in an environmentally sensitive way," said UP Vice President and General Manager of Intermodal John Kaiser in a prepared statement.

UP began building the facility in June 2004. The site includes land for future expansion.


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