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New Center to Bolster Kansas City's Goods Distribution


EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) — A new intermodal hub in the Kansas City area is expected to add to the region's status as a national center for distribution of goods.

The Kansas City Star reports about 350 people, including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, attended Thursday's formal opening of BNSF Railway's Logistics Park Kansas City. The 443-acre site is located off Interstate 35 in the Johnson County town of Edgerton.

Giant cranes will transfer containers from arriving trains to trucks for shipment nationwide. Some containers will be stored onsite for distribution later.

When it's fully built, the center is expected to handle 1.5 million containers annually.

On the Missouri side of the metro area, Kansas City Southern rail lines anchor a 370-acre intermodal facility at the former Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base south of Kansas City.

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