To ensure BNSF’s network operates at optimal efficiency, each year the company allocates capital for infrastructure and expansion projects that will enable it to serve the growing needs of customers from a broad cross section of the economy.
Continuous maintenance of BNSF’s infrastructure ensures an optimized, safe and reliable network.
Maintaining the railroad is important for keeping it in optimal condition and helps limit the need for unscheduled service outages that can slow down the rail network and reduce capacity.
BNSF’s maintenance program in Kansas will include 1,284 miles of track surfacing and undercutting work, the replacement nearly 33 miles of rail and about 94,500 ties as well as signal upgrades for federally-mandated positive train control (PTC).
BNSF’s 2015 capital projects in Kansas include:
- Constructing double track from Bonita to Hillsdale along the Fort Scott subdivision totaling11 miles.
- Improving the switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility (located in Edgerton) through yard track expansion.
These investments include $2.9 billion to replace and maintain core network and related assets, nearly $1.5 billion on expansion and efficiency projects, $200 million for continued implementation of PTC and $1.4 billion for locomotives, freight cars and other equipment acquisitions.