CSX Corp. on Monday ceremoniously marked the construction of a new intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec. Construction began in March and is slated for completion in 2015.
The $107 million facility will expand the railroad's presence in the market, and connect the greater Montreal region and Quebec with the Class I's U.S. rail network, CSX officials said in a press release. Trains serving the terminal will connect through CSX's Northwest Ohio intermodal hub in North Baltimore.
"We believe the intermodal terminal … will quickly become a positive asset for Quebec and the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield community for years to come," said Wilby Whitt, president of CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc.
Roxboro Excavating Inc. is the lead contractor for the terminal, which is designed to handle up to 100,000 containers annually.
CSX also is relocating a portion of its track from a residential area in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to an area east of Autoroute 530 alongside the new terminal. After the track is relocated, the right of way will be sold to the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for recreational use.
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