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CSX and Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking, Construction of Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal

[ December 15, 2015   //   ]

CSX joined with Allegheny County officials, local and state partners and members of the Stowe Township and McKees Rocks communities on December 4 to celebrate the construction of the Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal. The $60+ million facility, which is expected to commence operations in 2017, will provide premier shipping logistics services to manufacturers and distributors in western Pennsylvania by supporting the reliable and efficient shift of long-haul freight from highway to rail, while strengthening the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure and driving the region’s economy.

Construction on the terminal began in September, with initial activity focused on demolishing existing buildings and clearing the site to prepare for major construction. The project is redeveloping the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE) Railroad Yard, which operated for more than 100 years on the 70-acre site.

Representatives from CSX, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and local municipalities were on hand at the groundbreaking celebration to discuss the positive impact of the facility.

Since the site of the facility was announced in October 2013, the project has received broad-based support from local, county, state and federal level officials; economic development associations; community organizations and other stakeholders.

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