Kansas City Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern Railways

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.

12 Jul 2022
US warehouse woes are now showing in lower train speeds and on-time performance among Class I railroads, as stakeholders turn up the heat on retailers for not retrieving their cargo fast enough from depots and terminals.
12 Feb 2019
Kansas City Southern has resumed service after protesters lifted a blockade that had shut down lines to and from Mexico's two largest ports.
Manzanillo port regains rail access after protest
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
Container stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The closure of rail lines at the two biggest ports on Mexico's Gulf Coast is shutting down supplies to manufacturers.
An intermodal train.
18 Jan 2019
Amid tightening Mexican truck capacity, rail has an opportunity to attract smaller shippers.
An intermodal train travels in Mexico.
16 Jan 2019
Truckers and equipment providers in Mexico should find it easier to lease intermodal equipment if the country's first uniform interchange agreement goes ahead.
Kansas City Southern Railway.
22 Oct 2018
Tight trucking capacity after the Mexico government introduced new regulations on truckers, along with congestion at the Pacific Coast Port of Manzanillo, have boosted Kansas City Southern's volume.
Kansas City Southern Railway.
19 Apr 2018
KCS will add a weekly container train between New Orleans and Dallas to feed empty containers to port and provide intermodal capacity to support imports. The Port of New Orleans is trying to leverage its newly acquired Public Belt short line to expand intermodal service.
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.
18 Oct 2016
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.
13 Jan 2016
Just as Class I railroads announce service has finally recovered to 2013 levels, harsh winter weather is testing their improved train speeds and dwell times.
12 Jan 2016
With weaker carload volume due to lagging industrial and energy sectors and intermodal revenue despite volume growth, CSX Transportation’s release of its fourth quarter earnings Tuesday sent a warning to the Class I industry.
06 Jan 2016
Kansas City Southern Railway says it remains “cautious” heading into 2016, after a soft market contributed to a rocky 2015 and promises to do the same in the new year.