Union Pacific hosts site visit at Brazos Yard

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ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tex (KBTX) Union Pacific Railroad hosted a visit Wednesday to its $550 million rail yard site in Robertson County for local officials and business leaders.

Brazos Yard will have the capacity to switch up to 1,300 rail cars per day, making it one of the highest capacity yards in the nation.

It will showcase best practices in operating efficiency, technology and innovation, said representatives.

"Projects like this one, in communities like this one, are what make Texas great," said Bryan Daniel, Director of Economic Development for the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

Daniel added that, "It is local folks that are going to have local jobs doing something on a global scale."

It is expected to be finished in early 2020 and will bring 500 jobs to the community.

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