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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – August 1, 2011 – CSX announced today that a privately-funded $15
million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Kentucky. The terminal,
which is slated to begin operations in early 2012, will provide efficient, economical and
environmentally-friendly rail intermodal service to customers and consumers in the greater
The new terminal will be built and operated by CSX Intermodal Terminals and will employ about
a dozen people. When it opens, the new terminal will provide inbound and outbound daily train
service connecting through the company’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal to markets
across CSX Transportation’s (CSXT) broader 21,000-route mile network. From there,
shipments will connect to service destined throughout the country. The initial train service will
be designed to capture the immediate market demands of the Louisville area and provide
capacity for growth as business demands.
The new facility is between CSXT’s Osborne Yard and the Louisville Industrial Center near
Louisville International Airport. Trucks serving the terminal are expected to use I-65, the Outer
Loop and National Turnpike.
The terminal development project includes the installation of new track, pavement, drainage,
gates for inbound and outbound containers, and the refurbishing of two buildings for use as
“CSX consistently looks to provide quality rail service for the regions it serves,” said Wilby Whitt,
president of CSX Intermodal Terminals. “We have a long and proud history of helping
Kentucky’s economy thrive, and we believe this new facility will help increase the benefits
available to businesses and residents in the greater Louisville region.”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the announced investment by CSX is welcome news for the
“CSX’s private investment in a new intermodal terminal in Louisville is good news on many
fronts,” Fischer said. “It is a statement of confidence in the region’s economy by a privatesector
company, it will create jobs, and it will further strengthen the region’s transportation
infrastructure, providing businesses access to more efficient, cost-effective transportation.”
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation companies,
providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network
spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia. CSX’s
network connects more than 240 short line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake
ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.
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