Positive Train Control Progress Update

Announcement Number: CN2017-51
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: August 4, 2017

To Our Customers,

In 2008, Congress passed a law requiring railroads to develop and implement Positive Train Control (PTC), an advanced system designed to automatically stop a train before certain types of incidents occur. This has been, and will continue to be, a significant undertaking, and we have made substantial progress. Below is an update on our efforts and what customers can expect moving forward.

As shown in the map below, Union Pacific has implemented PTC on the western portion of our system as well as track connecting through Omaha toward Chicago. Throughout the remaining portion of 2017, Union Pacific crews will be preparing track miles in the eastern portion of our network, shown in blue. The remainder of PTC-required segments in the central and southern regions will be addressed in 2018, as planned.

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As work to install PTC progresses, customers may experience delays as we cut over portions of our network where they may ship.

To learn more about Positive Train Control, visit our website. If you have additional questions, please contact your Union Pacific representative.

Thank you for your business.