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

05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
31 Aug 2017
This resource includes customer updates from logistics companies and transportation providers, and ways people can contribute to charitable organizations to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
29 Aug 2017
Logistics impacts from flooding in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas continue to spread.
27 Aug 2017
Truck, rail, water, and air transport are shut down.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
21 Aug 2017
US and Mexican Customs officials at a KCS-built facility will work to speed growing cross-border rail traffic at Laredo.
16 May 2017
The railway said it will do everything in its power to minimize impact to customers.
28 Apr 2017
Kansas City Southern is positioning its Mexican network as an alternative export route for plastic resins.
24 Apr 2017
Kansas City Southern de Mexico is rejecting a Mexican government report alleging that there is little competition between the railroad and two others.
30 Mar 2017
A Mexican government report alleging a lack of competition among the country’s top three rail operators may be the first test of a new railroad regulatory agency created last year.
03 Mar 2017
USAT Logistics, the non-asset arm of USA Truck, opens a Mexican subsidiary.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
16 Nov 2016
BNSF and Kansas City Southern railways are launching a new joint cross-border intermodal service, a bet that the new Trump administration won’t upend the North American Free Trade Agreement.
03 Oct 2016
Mexican shippers and railroads are closely watching to see if a new regulatory agency will lower rates and how it will weigh in on disagreements between carriers and customers, as intermodal volume growth sputters.
A section of I-12 lies flooded and abandoned in Louisiana as severe flooding impacted the movement of goods on the Gulf Coast for the third time this year.
15 Aug 2016
The crisis has challenged the transportation sector in the region, which is served from the north by Kansas City Southern Railway and from the west by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The over-the-road sector, though, has been hit the hardest.
29 Jul 2016
A teacher union blockade of freight rails in Mexico that trapped 4,000 thousands of containers in the key port of Lazaro Cardenas, and also some in Manzanillo, preventing them from moving in and out of the port, is over.
Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
25 Jul 2016
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.
19 Jul 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway found the second quarter a dud for intermodal volume growth.
06 Jun 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway cross-border and domestic shippers are grappling with disruptions.
11 May 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway announced the name of its new chief executive officer Wednesday.
19 Apr 2016
Erratic weather, the retooling and shutdown of Mexican auto plants and the weak peso continued to hurt Kansas City Southern Railway’s intermodal volume for another quarter, but the railroad still delivered a profit.
12 Apr 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway has announced the end to force majeure and has resumed intermodal service after severe flooding on the Louisiana-Texas border.
17 Mar 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway is resuming operations and reopening lines after severe flooding on the Louisiana-Texas border shut down intermodal service on both its main lines south and east of Shreveport.