Posts Tagged ‘severe winter weather’

CSX Intermodal Terminals Remain Open

February 20, 2021

CSX told its customers late this week that all of its intermodal terminals remain open despite recent harsh winter weather.

However, it said shipments are subject to weather-related regional delays.

Four of its Transflo transloading sites were temporarily closed, including facilities in Nashville, Tennessee; Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; and Baltimore.

The facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, was experiencing delays while those in Elizabeth, New Jersey and Philadelphia were closing early.

Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific had announced this week temporary suspensions of inbound loads for shipments at some terminals due to winter conditions.

South Shore Bus Substitution Continues Today

February 17, 2021

Bus substitution for train service was continued into Wednesday on portions of the South Shore Line in Indiana.

The South Shore cited severe winter weather conditions for making the substitutions between South Bend and Michigan City, Indiana.

The railroad had instituted the substation on Feb. 13. It also substituted buses for trains over the same route segment during the weekend of Feb. 6-7.

The latest bus substitution was described as a precautionary measure because severe winter conditions can adversely affect operations.

Buses Replace Trains on South Shore Due to Weather

February 7, 2021

Severe winter weather has prompted the South Shore Line to substitute buses for trains between South Bend, Indiana, and the Michigan City Carroll Avenue station.

The bus substitution began Saturday night and was to last through at least Sunday and Monday due to forecasts of freezing rain, snow, and extreme low temperatures.

Service to the Hudson Lake station east of Michigan City is suspended while the bus substitution is in effect.

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which oversees the South Shore, said it will evaluate weather conditions on Monday before determining if the bus substitution will continue into Tuesday.