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Kansas City Southern Railway continues to extend traffic control system on Meridian Speedway

A week ago, Kansas City Southern Railway Co.’s (KCSR) signal department cutover Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) on a Meridan Speedway mainline between Bovay, La., and Smiths, Miss.

Combined with a CTC cutover between Smiths and Monument, Miss., completed earlier this year, KCSR now has installed the traffic control system on a 50-mile stretch of the Speedway.

In the second quarter, the railroad plans to finish extending CTC from Bossier City through Shreveport to Foster, La.; in the third quarter, KCSR expects to complete an extension from Texas Avenue to the south end of Deramus Yard in Shreveport.

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