CSX in Pennsylvania

CSX Operations in Pennsylvania

  • Operates and maintains nearly 2,000 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 560 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 2 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2014, CSX employed more than 1,080 people
  • Throughout 2014, CSX reported nearly $82.4 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2014, CSX invested more than $72.7 million in its Pennsylvania network. In addition, the company invested nearly $539 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. Major commodities produced or consumed within the state include containerized consumer goods, coal, petroleum products, light trucks and aggregates.

CSX Facilities in Pennsylvania

  • Major rail yards in Philadelphia (Greenwich) and Pittsburgh (Demler)
  • Intermodal terminals in Chambersburg and Philadelphia
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Butler, Chester, Philadelphia (two) and Pittsburgh
  • Automotive distribution center in Aston (Twin Oaks)

Investment Projects
National Gateway

  • The National Gateway is an approximately $850 million, multi-state, public-private infrastructure project to improve the flow of freight between the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest by clearing key freight corridors for double-stack rail service. The National Gateway has received considerable state and federal funding and CSX is investing approximately $575 million in the project.
  • The first phase of the National Gateway, which clears the way for double-stack intermodal service between CSX’s existing terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its state-of-the-art hub facility in Northwest Ohio, was completed on time and on budget in September 2013. The project is currently in its second phase, which will double-stack clear the CSX corridor between Chambersburg and mid-Atlantic ports.

Trenton Subdivision Clearances (Philadelphia)

  • By eliminating 16 clearance impediments, this project delivers more direct access to Philadelphia for CSX intermodal trains. Construction was completed in 2014. The project includes funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, two federal sources and CSX.

CSX and the Pennsylvania Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, Pennsylvania businesses invested more than $54.1 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2014. These investments will generate nearly 500 new jobs at those businesses.
  • In 2014, CSX contributed more than $207,000 to organizations in Pennsylvania, including the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Bridge Educational Foundation, March of Dimes, Empowered Community Development Corporation and Pennsylvania Operation Lifesaver.
  • In 2014, CSX’s Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program delivered specialized hands-on training about rail car operations and incident response to nearly 300 first responders in Pennsylvania, making stops in Philadelphia, Erie and Eddystone.

* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2014.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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