BNSF Completes Track Expansion in North Dakota

BNSF Railway has completed installation of 55 miles of new double track in northwestern North Dakota on the route used by Amtrak’s Empire Builder.

The double track and additional passing sidings were installed on the ex-Great Northern main line between Minot and Williston as part of $400 million project in North Dakota.

Other major work that is planned as part of the project includes putting in four sidings between Grand Forks and Fargo, three between Grand Forks and Devils Lake, and four others near Jamestown and Dickinson and between Bismarck and Zap.

BNSF also is installing centralized traffic control its ex-Northern Pacific Jamestown Subdivision between Surrey Junction near Casselton and Mandan. BNSF expects to install another 36 miles of double track between Minot and Williston in 2015.

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One Response to “BNSF Completes Track Expansion in North Dakota”

  1. Tyrell Swint Says:

    Amtrak will still get shoved to the side!

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