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8/18/2006



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

UP to speed up trains through five Texas towns


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On Aug. 28, Union Pacific Railroad will begin increasing train speeds in Raymondville, Lyford, Combes, Harlingen and San Benito, Texas.

Maximum speed will rise from 35 mph to 49 mph in Raymondville and San Benito; from 40 mph to 49 mph in Lyford; and from 20 mph to 49 mph in Combes and Harlingen. UP will increase speed 5 mph per week until trains reach the new top speed.

The Class I is increasing speeds to move traffic through the towns more quickly and improve grade crossing safety. Statistics show that more crossing collisions occur at slower train speeds, UP said.


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