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Coronavirus takes aim at North American rail traffic

(Source: Freight Waves, April 9, 2020)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — North American rail traffic continues to tumble, pressured by significant drops in consumer activity as the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold globally. North American rail volume for the week ending last Saturday slipped 16.1% to 596,710 carloads and intermodal units, compared with the same period in 2019, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on Wednesday. On a year-to-date basis, rail volumes were down 6.7% to nearly 9.1 million carloads and intermodal units.

Full story: Freight Waves

Thursday, April 9, 2020

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