Kansas City Southern Railway

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, the smallest U.S. Class I railroad, is owned by transportation holding company Kansas City Southern, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Southern Railway is a primarily north-south line linking the central United States to Mexico, where it connects with Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which is also owned by Kansas City Southern. KCS de Mexico serves northeastern and central Mexico, providing connections to the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz.

Founded in 1887, KCSR operates approximately 3,500 route miles in a 10-state region, serving the central and south central U.S.

Holding company KCS also has a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Co., which provides rail service along the Panama Canal.

In 2013, KCS had a profit of $351.4 million on record revenue of $2.37 billion — up 5.8 percent year-over-year.

KCSR recorded revenue of $649.7 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 12.2 percent from year-earlier revenue of $579.3 million. 2014 half-year was $1.25 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year.

Key Coverage

KCS intermodal facility to tap growing Dallas market

KCS Confident Mexico Won’t Strip Its Concession Agreement

Kansas City Southern Reports Record Revenue

KCS Bullish on Intermodal Growth South of the Border

06 Jun 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway cross-border and domestic shippers are grappling with disruptions.
31 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway’s new Wylie Intermodal Terminal will not only help handle anticipated growth in intermodal conversion in the Dallas area, but strengthen the railroad’s networks serving Mexico and the U.S. Southeast.
17 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway’s admittedly below-par intermodal rail service lost the company business, particularly highly-prized auto business, to other railroads and the trucking sector, executives said Friday on a second-quarter earnings call.
17 Jul 2015
Kansas City Southern Railway profit dropped 13.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015, amid slowing intermodal volume growth which fell to 2 percent year-over-year in the last quarter.