Amtrak’s Southwest Chief will benefit from planned capital expenditures planned for its route in Kansas in 2017
BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said the work will include replacing ties, laying new rail and adding ballast.
The work will be undertaken between Emporia and Topeka, and between Newton and Garden City.
Earlier track work done in western Kansas was instrumental in helping to keep the Chief on its present route. That work was funded largely with federal TIGER grants.