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3/21/2003



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

UP to speed up trains through three Texas towns


On March 24, Union Pacific Railroad plans to increase train speed in and around three Texas cities.


In Midland, trains will travel 5 mph faster each week until overall train speed increases from 40 mph to 60 mph by April 14.


In Grand Saline, UP and Amtrak trains will travel 5 mph faster each week until overall freight-train speed increases from 50 mph to 70 mph by April 14, and passenger-train speed increases from 50 mph to 75 mph by April 21.


And in Abilene, freight trains will travel 5 mph faster each week until overall train speed increases from 30 mph to 60 mph by April 28.


UP continues to raise train speeds through various Southwestern communities after modifying grade-crossing signals.










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