As part of CSX’s network improvement programme, the company is has announced it plans to streamline operations at 16 US lower-volume mechanical facilities.
Operations are expected to be reduced at car shops in Montgomery, Alabama; Washington, D.C.; Baldwin, Florida; Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Wilmington, North Carolina; Kenmore, New York; Ashtabula, Ohio; Erie and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Florence, South Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Huntington, West Virginia.
The streamlining is expected to allow better coordination between shop activities across the CSX network while maintaining inspection and maintenance performance levels. The changes are expected to impact approximately 116 CSX mechanical employees, some of whom will be given opportunities to fill positions in other higher-demand areas of the network
Train operations through the affected areas are planned to continue as normal.