Investing in Infrastructure
Union Pacific's capital investments create economic opportunity, through employment and supply chain activity. They also represent investments in building a sustainable rail network that can support economic growth for generations to come. The more we invest in building a safe and efficient railroad today, the more opportunity our infrastructure can support communities going forward.
The chart on this page shows the level of infrastructure capital investments Union Pacific made in 2016.
Our largest form of capital investment strengthens our rail network through track, signal and bridge replacement projects.
Locomotives and equipment
New and upgraded locomotives, rail cars and equipment investments to meet customer needs, enhance safety and reduce our environmental impact.
Capacity and commercial facilities
New commercial facilities and network expansions increase capacity to support economic growth and opportunities to serve new locations.
Positive train control (PTC)
An advanced, automatic train stopping system designed to prevent train-to-train collisions and accidents caused by excessive train speeds or unauthorized movements, helping to build a safer rail network.
From apps managing train systems to enhanced track inspection systems, we continually invest in new technologies to enhance safety, efficiency and service.