CSX in Michigan

CSX Operations in Michigan

  • Operates and maintains more than 1,200 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 3,160 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 560,000 carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed nearly 500 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $45 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested more than $19 million in its Michigan network. In addition, the company invested more than $864 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers through its rail system
  • CSX carries a variety of commodities important to our economy and way of life, including consumer products, automobiles, food and agriculture products, coal and chemicals. Products shipped in Michigan include containerized consumer goods, passenger vehicles and auto parts.

CSX Facilities

  • Major rail yards in Detroit and Grand Rapids (Wyoming)
  • Intermodal terminal in Detroit
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Wixom, and Melvindale
  • Automotive distribution centers in Flint and New Boston

CSX and the Michigan Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, businesses invested more than $14 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2012. These investments will generate an estimated 15 new jobs at those businesses.
  • In 2012, CSX contributed $218,000 to national organizations and those in Michigan, including the Southwest Detroit Business Association and Comerica Charitable Trust.


* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2012.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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