Union Pacific is going to invest $14 million in making improvements to Minnesota’s railway infrastructure.
The majority of the funds, $9.6 million, will be spent on the line between Glenville and St Paul to replace more than 76,000 railway sleepers as well as 50,000 tonnes of rock ballast.
The remainder will be spent on track, bridge and signal projects across the state.
From 2012 to 2016, Union Pacific invested more than $81 million strengthening Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure.
The investment is part of a wider Union Pacific to improve safety and boost efficiency across its network.
Donna Kush is the Union Pacific vice president of public affairs for the Northern Region. She said: “Maintaining a healthy railroad is the foundation of our ability to serve customers and communities across the state.”