Capacity Project Announced on Premier River Line

               Capacity Project Announced on Premier River Line

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan.21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX today announced a major
track capacity expansion on its premier River Line between northern New Jersey
and the Albany, N.Y., region. The $26 million project, with plans for
additional River Line capacity expansion in future years, will enable CSX to
handle more trains and support the growth of crude oil moving by rail,
intermodal shipments, automobiles and other businesses while maintaining
strong service performance.

A total of 18 miles of second track will be constructed over the next two to
three years that will create additional capacity on the Hudson River's west
shore. Preliminary work to prepare the sites in New York State at
Ravena-Coxsackie, Catskill and Haverstraw is already complete with
construction to begin early this year.

In addition, CSX continues to invest in terminals, clearance projects and
other initiatives to prepare for near- and long-term growth in the Northeast
Region, including Philadelphia's Trenton Line where clearance projects are
under way. These projects complement other network capacity improvements
including ongoing construction of the National Gateway to clear a route from
Mid-Atlantic ports to the Midwest for double-stacked containers.

"It's critically important that we be prepared to meet our customer's needs as
they grow," said Clarence Gooden, executive vice president and chief
commercial officer. "The River Line is a key lane for growth and will further
contribute to economic development as well as environmental benefits through
CSX's terrific fuel efficiency."

Capacity on the River Line was last expanded in 2005. Consistent growth in
rail traffic on the line over the last several years, along with growth
projections, now warrant additional investment to further increase the
corridor's capacity. The River Line is part of CSX's premier I-90 corridor
that connects Chicago with New York, northern New Jersey, and the Philadelphia
areas, and supports some of the network's highest velocity and volumes – much
like when it existed as the centerpiece of the predecessor New York Central

"We continually model our growth projections to ensure that we are fully
leveraging our network capacity," said Oscar Munoz, executive vice president
and chief operating officer. "Today, we have sufficient capacity for our
near-term growth projections, and the capacity expansion initiatives will
ensure we're prepared for additional demand for our services. Demand for crude
oil, for example, in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area may be as much as
five trains per day, or over 400,000 barrels, over the next couple of years.
Our capacity initiatives give us the capability to handle this growth along
with business opportunities in our merchandise, automotive and intermodal

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading
transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and
two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line
railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about
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SOURCE CSX Corporation

Contact: Gary Sease, 1-877-TELL-CSX (1-877-835-5279)
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