A brand new classification yard, coal yard, and intermodal facility will be constructed in or near Watkins, CO, replacing the yards at 36th street.
A new yard constructed outside of the city limits of Denver would greatly reduce the taxes Union Pacific must pay. In addition, the yard would not be confined by existing structures. A new intermodal facility (for trains on the Greeley Sub) and a new coal yard (for trains on the Moffat Sub) would increase train productivity.
Construction beginning sometime between 2010 and 2015.
1. Funding / Priority from Omaha.
2. Land acquisition.