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Union Pacific Teams Up With Midland Police to Address Railroad Safety

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Union Pacific experiences more train collisions in the Permian Basin than anywhere else.

That's why the company is focused on making West Texas safer.

On Tuesday, Union Pacific partnered with Midland Police to give them a firsthand look at what locomotive engineers see on a daily basis.

Police inside of the engine were able to notify officers of vehicles that were disregarding the railroad crossing signal.

Last year, there were 19 train collisions in the area between Big Spring and Pecos while the Dallas Fort-Worth area only had four.

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