7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

CSX plans track work in Ashland, Va.; Delays to Amtrak service expected

(Source: CSX press release, February 20, 2013)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (CSXT) today announced that it will be performing track maintenance on its line through Ashland, Virginia, starting February 24 as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring its rail network provides the safest, most efficient rail service possible.

The work in Ashland 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, DC, and Virginia stations and points south are likely to experience delays.

Beginning February 24, CSX crews will replace both rails on one of its tracks in Ashland. The work will cover about 1.8 miles of track, and involve the replacement of 18,718 feet of rail. This work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for two weeks, ending March 7.

Subsequent work to replace about 38,000 crossties on the line between Greendale and Ashland will begin March 17 and end on March 28. This work will also be performed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

CSX is working with Amtrak and the Commonwealth of Virginia so they can provide up-to-date information on the status of trains affected by the delays.

CSX apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the track work, which is necessary for the safety and efficiency of ongoing passenger and freight rail service.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2017 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: Rail traffic up 6.8 percent from 2016 for week ending February 18
Letter details buyout offer to CSX managers
New CP Rail chief steps away from consolidation, for now
Metro-North moving forward with on-board cameras
Teamster UPS aircraft mechanics file for release from mediation
Metra trains experience ‘extensive delays’ due to Amtrak computer glitch
Box traffic gains at Port of Long Beach
BNSF, commuter trains delayed near Seattle by man throwing rocks
NJ lawmakers hear commuter testimony at NJ Transit safety forum
After subway derailment, Philadelphia City Council to hold hearing on SEPTA safety
Other towns firm on Hiawatha as Lake Forest mulls shift
New and improved Amtrak station opens in Sacramento
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines