JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation today
congratulated the City of New York and Friends of the High Line on the opening
of the High Line, an urban park that the City has created on an elevated
Manhattan rail line donated by CSX Transportation in 2005.
When all sections are complete, the High Line would be a 1.5-mile park 30
feet above the city surface and running through the trendy West Side
neighborhoods of the Meat Packing District and surrounding areas.
The High Line opened in 1934 to New York Central trains, and later became
part of CSX Transportation when the company obtained control of some of
"This is a wonderful example of how former railroad lines can be preserved
to benefit communities," said Tony Ingram, executive vice president and chief
operating officer. "We are pleased to see that this line has been converted
into a great resource for residents, tourists and the city overall."
CSX Transportation Inc. is a principal operating company of CSX
Corporation. CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans 21,000 miles
with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects
to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about CSX
Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web site,
SOURCE CSX Transportation Inc.
Bob Sullivan,CSX Transportation Inc., +1-877-835-5279
Web Site: http://www.csx.com