Union Pacific planning $36m infrastructure investment in Colorado

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A Union Pacific locomotive travels through Colorado. Credit: Randall Vermillion/Shutterstock.
A Union Pacific locomotive travels through Colorado. Credit: Randall Vermillion/Shutterstock.

Rail freight operator Union Pacific has announced a $36 million investment into its infrastructure in Colorado.

The firm plans to spend $3.1 billion across its entire network in 2017 to boost safety and efficiency and has already made a wave of announcements.

Of the funding in Colorado, $33 million will be spent maintaining track, which includes $6 million investment in the line between Denver and Rollinsville, as well as $4.5 million investment in the line between Bond and Phippsburg, replacing tens of thousands of railway ties and installing tens of thousands of rock ballast in the process.

In addition, Union Pacific will spend $1 million on maintaining bridges in the western state.

The operator’s vice president Donna Kush said the money will also help to minimise delays.


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