New NS Vermilion Connection Expected to Begin Operations in 2017

A $12.5 million project to build a second connection between the Cleveland District and Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern near Vermilion is expected to be completed next year.

NS logo 2The 4,000-foot connection will enable eastbound trains on the Chicago Line to transition to the Cleveland District and continue either east or west.

Once the connection begins operations, NS traffic through Lorain, Bay Village and Lakewood is expected to double.

In particular trains bound for the NS route to Buffalo, New York, are expected to take the connection, including a pair of intermodal trains, the 205/206 and 22K/23K.

Currently, these trains operate via Berea and Rockport Yard, reaching the former Nickel Plate Road mainline on the Cloggsville Connection.

NS is funding the connection with its own money.


Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: