CSX Opens New England's First Double-Stack Cleared Route
Works with Commonwealth on Project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX Corporation's railroad
subsidiary, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), working in concert with the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has opened New England's first double-stack
cleared intermodal route on its rail line between the New York state line and
the newly-expanded intermodal terminal in Worcester, Mass., benefitting
businesses and consumers in central New England by reducing transit times on
key lanes by as much as 24 hours.
The project involved increasing vertical clearances at 31 locations between
Worcester and New York State to 21 feet, enabling intermodal trains to operate
with containers stacked two-high. The project connects with the double-stack
cleared rail network at the New York state line, giving the region the ability
to link with double-stack intermodal service throughout the country.
Previously, double-stack intermodal trains coming to New England from the
Midwest or from Western origins had to stop in Syracuse, NY, to be converted
from double-stack to single-stack configurations. The reverse occurred on
Westbound routes from New England, adding time, cost and complexity to these
The result is faster, more efficient, more reliable, more economical and
environmentally friendly freight rail service to and from the region.
The project was part of a larger agreement with the Commonwealth that enabled
Massachusetts to acquire CSXT's rail lines in the Boston area to increase
commuter rail service. In conjunction with that project, the intermodal
terminal in Worcester was expanded, creating a world-class intermodal
container transfer facility with excellent proximity to New England's
highways, distribution centers and the consumption market, and solidifying
CSX's strength in the region.
"This is an excellent example of how the public and private sector can work
together on projects that benefit the public, strengthen the economy, and
enable highway to rail freight conversion to reduce strain on public
infrastructure and serve supply chains seamlessly," said Clarence W. Gooden,
CSX's executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
About CSX Corporation
Based in Jacksonville, Fla., CSX Corporation along with its subsidiaries 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.The rail network of its
subsidiary, CSX Transportation, connects more than 240 short line railroads
and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX
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