KCS to Invest Approximately $25 Million in Capacity, Maintenance and Safety of Rail Line through Louisiana

January 31, 2017

Kansas City, Mo., January 31, 2017.  Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), is investing approximately $25 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Beaumont Subdivision. 

Rail, cross tie and crossing improvements are planned between DeQuincy and Hornbeck, La.  The work is expected to begin early February and continue through early April.  Communities that KCSR will work through include DeQuincy, Singer, DeRidder, Rosepine, Leesville, Anacoco and Hornbeck.  In total, the project will include the replacement of approximately 24 miles of rail, 70,000 cross ties and improvements to 56 road crossings.

“KCS, through its U.S. and Mexican subsidiaries, continues to invest in capital projects to expand network capacity, keep maintenance in a regular and healthy cycle, and enhance the safety of our operation,” said president and chief executive officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer.  “These investments also help us be an economic growth partner to our customers and the communities through which we operate.”

KCS offers seamless transportation throughout North America and beyond with service to intermodal ramps, ports and transload centers and through strategic partnerships with all Class I railroads and many short line railroads.  To learn more, visit http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/why-choose-kcs

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.  Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S.  Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal.  KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Contact: C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372