Union Pacific

UP 8742 Linwood, KS, flickr Creative Commons

Union Pacific says it plans to spend about $120 million this year in Kansas to improve the state's rail infrastructure.

The company announced in a news release Tuesday that it will spend almost $110 million to maintain railroad track. Other expenditures include $2.2 million to improve its signal systems and $7.5 million to maintain or replace bridges in the state.

Cleanup Continues After Train Derailment In Hays

Aug 19, 2013

A Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Hays rail yard on July 16. Three of the derailed cars contained beer, six had wood products, and one contained poultry meal.

Union Pacific says the contractor responsible for removing the chicken meal has finished transferring the stockpile to the Barton County landfill.

The contractor is removing soil with meal and diesel fuel, and that work is expected to be finished by Friday.

The railroad also says work to remove the damaged rail cars should be finished Thursday.