CSX, Local Officials Mark Start of Construction for Quebec Intermodal Facility

CSX, Local Officials Mark Start of Construction for Quebec Intermodal Facility

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Officials from CSX
Corporation (NYSE: CSX) and its transportation and intermodal terminals
subsidiaries today joined officials from the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
and the Province of Quebec at a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new
intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Construction began in March
and the terminal is expected to open in 2015.

The $107 million project will expand CSX's presence in the market and connect
the greater Montreal region and Quebec with CSX Transportation's 21,000 mile
rail network in the United States.

CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc. president Wilby Whitt joined
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Mayor Denis Lapointe and other invited guests to turn
the ceremonial shovel of dirt at the site of the 89-acre future terminal.

The new terminal will enable shippers in the region to capitalize on the
economic and environmental benefits of intermodal rail, expand on the
north-south trade opportunities offered by NAFTA, and connect to new markets.

When fully operational, the terminal is expected to handle up to 100,000
containers per year, using modern rubber-tire gantry cranes to transfer
containers between trains and trucks.

"We believe the intermodal terminal we are building here will quickly become a
positive asset for Quebec and the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield community for years
to come," said Wilby Whitt, president, CSX Intermodal Terminals.

Trains serving the terminal will connect through CSX's Northwest Ohio
intermodal hub, offering quick and efficient access to markets across the
United States.

Roxboro Excavating Inc, based in Dorval, Quebec, is the lead contractor on the
project. The work is expected to create about 600 jobs as it proceeds and the
terminal is expected to lead to the creation of more than 300 permanent jobs.

Located in the Perron Industrial Park, the terminal will be close to the
newly-completed Autoroute 30, providing easy market access to the greater
Montreal distribution and consumption market. As part of the project, the
province of Quebec and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield are making improvements to the
road network in the immediate vicinity of the terminal.

The Quebec Ministry of Transportation is also supporting the project through a
$6 million grant for the reduction of greenhouse emissions.

CSX is also relocating a portion of its track from a residential area of
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to a location east of Autoroute 530 along side the
new terminal in the industrial park. Once the track is relocated, the right
of way will be sold to the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for recreational
use.

CSX is proud of its 125-year history in Quebec, dating to the St. Lawrence and
Adirondack Railway Company.

About CSX Corporation
CSX, based in Jacksonville Florida, is a premier transportation company. It
provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions
to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial,
construction, agricultural and consumer products. For more than 185 years,
CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and
industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in
the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population
resides. It also links for than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70
ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming
towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is
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SOURCE CSX

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