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Kansas City Southern (KCS) yesterday marked the dedication of its new intermodal terminal in Wylie, Texas. The $64 million terminal opened July 13 following 12 months of construction.The terminal will serve intermodal customers' U.S. international and U.S.-Mexico cross-border shipments, KCS officials said in a press release."The new terminal significantly increases the capacity previously available at the Zacha (Dallas-area) terminal, creates opportunity for planned economic growth and development, and makes the city of Wylie and Collin County, Texas even more competitive to shippers looking to locate new operations," said KCS President Patrick Ottensmeyer. The new terminal features an automated gate system with high-definition imagers, optical character recognition and biometric driver identification. Additionally, it provides an annual lift capacity of 342,000 containers, 1,500 parking spaces and 400 container stack spots. The terminal also has enhanced traffic signals, specific turn lanes and two 5,000-foot intermodal tracks.
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