CSX reroutes traffic through Brundidge
Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2016
CSX is rerouting some through traffic on the Montgomery-Jacksonville route through Brundidge to other areas of the network and reducing the speed of remaining trains moving on the line.
Kristin Seay, CSX corporate communications, said CSX constantly evaluates its network to match resources to business demand to keep the company strong and competitive.
“As part of that evaluation and with reduced volume on the line between Montgomery and Jacksonville, we are rerouting some through traffic traveling to other areas of the network and reducing the speed of remaining trains moving on this line,” Seay said.
“These changes will support the efficient use of assets and the reassignment of resources to other higher-demand areas. CSX will continue to meet or exceed all Federal Railroad Administration operating rules and regulations for this and every line on our network.”
Seay said CSX will continue serving existing customers and expanding rail service to new customers on this line.
“The reduction in train traffic applies to trains traveling over this route to other destinations,” Seay said. “Some of this ‘through’ traffic is being re-routed to other CSX lines.”
Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said CSX will have a lot of grain train cars for chicken operations for the Bank’s operation and the new Wayne Feed Mill at Pinckard.