February 08, 2011

BNSF to invest $US 3.5 billion this year

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US CLASS 1 BNSF Railway announced on Monday it will invest $US 3.5 billion this year with the aim of strengthening infrastructure and improving operational efficiency.

bnsfcapex.jpgThe capital programme includes $US 450 million for 227 new locomotives, $US 350 million for wagons and other equipment and $US 300 million for terminal and intermodal expansion projects. BNSF will also spend around $US 300 million this year implementing Positive Train Control (PTC), which will be installed over most of the US mainline rail network by 2015.

BNSF says its key expansion projects will be focussed on the mid-continent and coal routes with the aim of improving transit times and raising capacity.

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