Choo-choo! Amarillo BNSF toots for autos, tracks, signalsChoo-choo! Amarillo BNSF toots for autos, tracks, signalshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=16802015-02-20T12:33:00Z2015-02-20T07:30:00Z

AMARILLO - BNSF Railway will plow a record $6 billion into increasing its ability to move freight — including work at one of its Amarillo facilities.

Approximately $223 million will be spent on capital improvements in Texas, although no cost estimate is available for a project at BNSF’s Amarillo Automotive Facility, said Joe Faust, BNSF public affairs director.

BNSF unloads 70 to 100 new vehicles daily at the facility along the railroad tracks near Southeast 34th Ave. and Air Park St., Faust said.

“The plan is to add approximately three acres of additional vehicle growth of an additional 75 to 100 vehicles per day starting in 2016,” Faust said. “The total volume should be 25,000 to 35,000 vehicles unloaded this year with projected growth of an additional 30,000 to 40,000 beginning in 2016.”

The expansion project should be completed during third quarter this year, he said.

BNSF’s maintenance program in Texas will include more than 2,040 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work, the replacement of 62 miles of rail and close to 245,500 ties, plus signal upgrades for main lines where intercity passenger or commuter rail serves are provided.

Amarillo Globe-News
Infrastructure & Transportation
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