KCS to Invest Over $24 Million in Rail Lines

Kansas City Southern (KCS) has announced that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions. The work will take place across the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. 

The projects will include the replacement of approximately 7.7 miles of rail, approximately 90,000 cross ties, and improvements to more than 130 road crossings, with the work expected to begin May 30 and continue into late August.

“KCS, through its U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle, and enhance the safety of our operation,” said Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, KCS president and CEO. “These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”

KCSR will be working through several communities, including Neosho, Anderson, Elk Springs and Noel, Mo.; Watts and Westville, Okla.; Sulphur Springs, Decatur, De Queen, Horatio, Winthrop, Wilton and Ashdown, Ark.; Texarkana and Bloomburg, Texas; and Rodessa, Vivian, Oil City, Mooringsport and Blanchard, La.