Rail extension at Virginia’s Central Rail Yard
The US department of transportation is awarding a USD 20 million grant to Port of Virginia to complete its central rail yard expansion project at Norfolk International Terminals.
This grant supports the construction of two new rail bundles containing four tracks each, in addition to a centre working area for transferring and staging containers. Associated lead-in tracks will incorporate turnouts and switches from the terminal’s main rail line and vehicle crossings.
Additionally, the project will create a return access road that will separate rail dray traffic returning to the container yard from general truck traffic. 34% of the cargo processed at the Port in Virginia actually arrives and departs via rail. (ben)