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Track improvements to mean higher KCSR train speeds

Train speeds will increase about 10 miles per hour on a short stretch of track from Tatum Industrial Drive to Barkley Road in Hattiesburg. Train speeds will increase about 10 miles per hour on a short stretch of track from Tatum Industrial Drive to Barkley Road in Hattiesburg.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Train speeds on most of the Kansas City Southern Railway line between Gulfport and Hattiesburg will double beginning next month.

In a news release, the company said the increase from 25 to 49 miles per hour beginning Sept. 1 has been made possible because of a "major track rehabilitation effort that will enhance economic development opportunities in the region."

Speeds will remain 25 miles per hour through most of Gulfport, Perkinston, and McLaurin.

And in Wiggins, trains will move through most of that town at 10 to 25 miles per hour.

But, from Tatum Industrial Drive to Barkley Road in Hattiesburg, train speeds will increase from 10 to 20 miles per hour. 

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