Friday, February 07, 2014

CSX to build new rail yard in Hopkinsville-Christian County, Kentucky

CSX plans to build a new rail inspection yard in Hopkinsville-Christian County, Ken., which will support hundreds of local construction and trade jobs while being built and will initially provide more than 50 on-site jobs servicing the growing freight rail corridor that stretches from the Southeast to the Midwest.

 

"More efficient rail service to Kentucky customers means a more vibrant economy and more opportunities for business expansion throughout the state," said David Hall, resident vice president, state relations, CSX.

The proposed facility will stage trains for inspection and fueling, primarily supporting coal unit trains servicing local Kentucky mines. The facility is expected to expand the capacity and efficiency of the network, allowing CSX to serve the increased production levels of customers in Kentucky, while also providing the infrastructure to support the expected ongoing growth of commodities along the entire corridor spanning Evansville, Indiana, Birmingham and Chattanooga.

 

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