Indiana Port Adds Rail Infrastructure

The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville has completed a project that expanded the capacity of its rail yard and added four more miles of track to its 11-mile track network.

The $24 million project was funded by a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant that it received in 2015.

The expansion how allow the rail yard to accommodate up 200 rail cars. A new loop track will enable the port to better handle unit trains. Also added were two new rail loops to the port’s waterfront facility on the Ohio River.

Other infrastructure features added during the project included a waterfront intermodal facility that has double the capacity for bulk commodities being transferred from rail cars or trucks to barges; a new conveyor belt that can run more than 2,000 tons in one hour or one rail car to barge in less than three minutes; and a 3-acre transload facility where cargo can be transferred between trucks and rail cars.

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