Thursday, February 21, 2013

CSX to replace rail, ties in Ashland, Va., area

CSX says it will perform track maintenance on its line through Ashland, Va., starting Feb. 24 as part of its commitment to ensure its rail network provides safe and efficient rail service.

Crews will replace both rails on one of its tracks in Ashland, covering about 1.8 miles of track and involving the replacement of 18,718 feet of rail. This work will be performed for two weeks, ending March 7.

The work will be done during the day, limiting continuing operation of Amtrak and freight trains to an adjacent track. As a result, all trains, including Amtrak's service between Washington, D.C., and Virginia stations and points south are likely to experience delays.

Subsequent work to replace about 38,000 crossties on the line between Greendale and Ashland will begin March 17 and end on March 28.

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