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Posted by Heidi Schwartz
BNSF Railway introduced its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, KS in October, 2013. LPKC is a 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF’s newest Intermodal facility. LPKC is projected to help create an estimated 7,400 jobs in the area of the development and 13,000 jobs in the state of Kansas at full build-out.
“BNSF greatly appreciates the support of all of the government and business leaders who worked with us to make this day possible. That support is an important part of the reason why Kansas City has developed into one of the most strategic transportation hubs in the nation,” said Matthew K. Rose, BNSF Railway chairman and chief executive officer. “BNSF’s significant investment in this new facility will not only make this one of the most efficient Intermodal facilities in the country, it will also help enhance the Kansas City region’s position in the global supply chain by offering shippers more capacity and service options.”
BNSF’s LPKC Intermodal Facility has been designed to accommodate the growing demands of freight rail transportation in the Kansas City region and will initially nearly double BNSF’s lift capacity in the Kansas City market. The state invested $22 million in infrastructure to create a new interchange off of I-35 for ease of truck transportation to and from the facility.
The LPKC Intermodal Facility features:
- Initial lift capacity of 500,000 truck containers and trailers with the ability to expand to 1.5 million units
- Six 8,000-foot tracks for loading and unloading Intermodal trains
- More than 1,800 parking spaces
- 4,300 container stacking spots at full build-out
- Five wide-span, electric, rail-mounted gantry cranes
- Automated gate system for trucks as they enter and exit the Intermodal facility
- Biometric driver identification system and digital cameras to record images of containers, chassis and tractors