BNSF Reveals Capital Programme

8 February 2011 (Last Updated February 8th, 2011 18:30)

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and rail operator BNSF Railway Company has unveiled plans to spend $3.5bn this year to improve the efficiency of its operations, with $2bn allocated for its core network and related assets. BNSF also plans to spend about $450m to acquire 227 locomotives an

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and rail operator BNSF Railway Company has unveiled plans to spend $3.5bn this year to improve the efficiency of its operations, with $2bn allocated for its core network and related assets.

BNSF also plans to spend about $450m to acquire 227 locomotives and about $350m for freight car and other equipment acquisitions.

The programme also includes about $300m for federally mandated positive train control and $300m for terminal, line and intermodal expansion and efficiency projects.

BNSF has revealed that its key expansion and efficiency projects will be primarily focused on the mid-continent and coal routes to improve velocity and throughput capacity.