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UP to speed up Texas trains


Union Pacific Railroad July 3 announced plans to gradually increase train speed through Weimar, Texas, to 60 mph beginning July 15.

The Class I would boost train speed 5 mph per week, enabling trains to reach the new speed limit by July 29; trains currently move through Weimar at 45 mph.

UP recently modified grade-crossing signals in several communities to increase train speeds, which enables the railroad to operate trains more efficiently and reduce the time motorists wait at crossings.

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