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July 1, 2015

Kansas City Southern Rail to invest on construction and improvement projects this year

Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is planning to invest $20.9m this year on construction and improvement projects on its Mexico and Roodhouse Subdivisions, with work planned between Clark, Missouri, and Roodhouse, Illinois, US.

Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is planning to invest $20.9m this year on construction and improvement projects on its Mexico and Roodhouse Subdivisions, with work planned between Clark, Missouri, and Roodhouse, Illinois, US.

The projects are expected to grow capacity, as well as maintain and improve safety on KCS’ cross-border network.

Work under these projects is scheduled to begin on 14 July and continue until the end of September.

"These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate."

Scope of work will include the replacement of four miles of rail and 132,000 cross ties, as well as improvements to over 60 road crossings.

KCSR will carry out these works through Clark, Centralia, Mexico, Laddonia, Farber, Vandalia, Curryville, Bowling Green and Louisiana, as well as Pleasant Hill, Nebo, Pearl, Hillview and Roodhouse.

Kansas City Southern chief executive officer David Starling said: "KCS, through its US 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.

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"These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate."

In Missouri, KCSR owns and operates 396 miles of railroad and it also provides service to an intermodal facility in Kansas City; the river ports of St. Louis and Kansas City and six transload facilities in the state.

The company owns and operates 239 miles of railroad and serves three transload facilities in Illinois.

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