Carloads Rose 17% at NE Pa. Railroad Authority

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority said that it posted a 17 percent increase in carloads transported on its rail system during the first six months of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018.

In a news release, the Authority said that increase is “especially significant” since 2018 was a record year for carloads transported on the authority’s tracks, which are used by the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

“This substantial growth is especially significant in the face of national carload data which shows a 3 percent decrease among Class I railroads in the United States for the same period reports,” said PNRRA President Larry Malski.

To help handle the traffic growth, the Authority used a $686,000 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant to help fund additional capacity at Green Ridge Yard in Scranton.

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