CSX kicks off Chicago intermodal yard expansion project (6/23/2022)


CSX and Chicago officials earlier this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion of the 63rd Street intermodal container storage yard.

The more than $25 million facility, expected to begin operations in December, will provide additional options for manufacturers and distributors throughout the region, CSX officials said in a press release.

"We are investing in Chicago's Englewood community to transform a former industrial site into a modern container storage facility," said Tee Stribling, CSX's senior terminal manager.

Work began in April, with initial activity focused on environmental remediation and clearing the site to prepare for construction. When completed, the expanded site will provide greater container storage capability to support operations at CSX's 59th Street and Bedford Park intermodal terminals.

CSX is offering opportunities for local and minority businesses to work on the project.

"I believe this development will have a positive effect and will encourage other private-sector entities to consider Englewood for business investment," said Chicago Ald. Stephanie Coleman, who represents the Englewood community.

Source: Progressive Railroading Daily News