CSX to Move All Dispatchers to Jacksonville

Indianapolis will not be the only city to lose a CSX dispatching office.

The railroad has told the American Train Dispatcher Association that it is planning to more 355 dispatchers from nine offices to a consolidated dispatching center in Jacksonville, Florida.

It would not be the first time that CSX has concentrated its dispatching activities there, where it also maintains its corporate headquarters.

CSX is working to complete the moves by late October.

No dispatchers are expected to involuntarily lose their jobs as result of the move.

The railroad has not yet publically announced information about the dispatcher consolidation plans although the company did indicate during a meeting with investors earlier this year that it was likely to occur.

At present, CSX dispatching officers are organized by division. They are the Jacksonville Division in Jacksonville; Atlanta Division in Atlanta; Louisville Division in Louisville, Kentucky, Florence Division in Florence, South Carolina; Nashville Division in Nashville, Tennessee; Baltimore Division in Baltimore; Chicago Division in Chicago; Albany Division in Albany, New York; and the Great Lakes Division in Indianapolis.

There was a 10th dispatching office, located in Huntington, West Virginia, but it closed last year and its dispatchers were relocated to adjacent divisional offices.
The consolidated dispatching center would be within the existing Jacksonville dispatching center.

Moving of the dispatchers is expected to be phased in over time starting on Aug. 31 and completed by Oct. 15. Dispatchers will continue to oversee the territories that they now dispatch.

CSX began farming dispatching operations out to satellite officers in 2007.

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