Union Pacific reopens several rail lines along the Gulf Coast

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Union Pacific issued this map showing which rail lines continue to be impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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HOUSTON — While attention may be refocusing on Hurricane Irma in the eastern Atlantic, Union Pacific is still cleaning up from Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath in the Gulf Coast with Texas.

In a customer service advisory issued on Tuesday, Union Pacific announced it had reopened its Baytown Subdivision between Market Street Yard and Dayton, Texas, its Coleto Creek Subdivision west from Victoria, Texas, its Sealy industrial lead from Sealy, Texas to Katy, Texas, and its Kosmos industrial lead from Sinton Junction to just north of Ingleside, Texas.

The railroad has also opened its Strang Subdivision from Houston to the LaPorte-Strange, Texas, area after repairs were made to a bridge spanning the Sims Bayou.

UP says its main focus is to reopen rail lines between Houston and Beaumont, Texas, which is a critical link between Louisiana and the Houston area. Right now, trains are having to operate through Pine Bluff, Ark., to avoid sections of track that are still out-of-service.

Rail lines operating north, west, and southwest of Houston were operating essentially as normal Tuesday with the exception of a track segment near Galveston and Freeport.

See the customer advisory online.

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