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Rail News: Maintenance Of Way
BNSF announces capex plans for Missouri, Colorado
BNSF Railway Co. continued to roll out its 2016 state-by-state capital expenditure plans this week, with the latest programs announced for Missouri and Colorado.
In Missouri, BNSF will spend $140 million to replace and upgrade rail, ties and ballast. Work will include 1,190 miles of track surfacing and/or undercutting, the replacement of 65 miles of rail and more than 215,000 ties, and signal upgrades related to the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology.
This year's capex plan follows more than $600 million that BNSF has spent on its Missouri network over the past three years, railroad officials said in a press release.
In Colorado, the Class I has slated nearly $100 million worth of projects, including 860 miles of track surfacing or undercutting work, the replacement of 15 miles of rail and more than 115,000 ties, and signal upgrades for PTC implementation. Over the past three years, BNSF has spent more than $250 million to upgrade its Colorado network.
Last month, BNSF announced it has budgeted $4.3 billion for its network-wide capital expenditure program.
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