CSX successfully restores Florence, South Carolina mainline

October 10, 2015

Note: A press release from CSX Transportation; the line through Florence and Charleston is the route of Amtrak’s Silver Meteor, Palmetto, and Auto Train. An earlier press release below from CSX follows this one.

CSX Customer Advisory – CSX Successfully Restores Florence Mainline

October 10, 2015

CSX has successfully resumed train service on the mainline (A-Line) between Charleston, SC and Florence, SC.   Engineering teams continue to assess the Andrews Subdivision, the mainline between Charleston, SC and Hamlet, NC, as flood conditions improve.
 
Eastover sub:  Columbia, SC to Orangeburg, SC. Several sections of track along this route have experienced washout conditions. Rail service is suspended until CSX engineering can assess damage and restore service. A timeline has not been determined at this time.
 
Georgetown sub:  Remains closed to train service due to continuing washout conditions.  CSX engineering is assessing track conditions.  A timeline to resume service has not been determined at this time.
 
Lane Sub: Lane, SC to Sumter, SC. Normal train operations have resumed.
 
Orangeburg Sub: Sumter, SC to Orangeburg, SC.  Sections of this sub have been restored.  Several washout conditions remain in other sections of this line. Engineering anticipates having this line restored late evening on October 12.  
 
Creston Sub:  Service between Creston, SC to Giant, SC is expected to be restored by Monday, October 12th.
 
Please contact Customer Service at 1-877-ShipCSX (1-877-744-7279), option 5, then 6 for assistance or via www.shipcsx.com. Customers can sign up on ShipCSX to automatically receive service advisory notifications.

CSX Customer Advisory – CSX to Restore Mainline Service to Florence, SC

October 9, 2015

CSX engineering teams expect to restore service to the mainline between Florence, SC and Charleston, SC by Saturday morning, October 10th. The mainline between Hamlet, NC and Charleston, SC continues to be flooded. Engineering will inspect this route as soon as water levels recede to safe conditions. All through traffic continues to be rerouted. Customers should expect delays of up to 48 hours on these cars. 

Subdivisions:
• Eastover Sub: Columbia, SC to Orangeburg, SC. Several sections of track along this route have experienced wash out conditions. Rail service is suspended until CSX engineering can assess damage and restore service. A timeline has not been determined at this time. 
• Lane Sub: Lane, SC to Sumter, SC. CSX engineering expects to restore service on this sub late Friday night, October 9th. 
• Orangeburg Sub: North end (Sumter, SC to Creston, SC) is expected to return to service late Friday night, October 9th. The South end is expected to be back in service Monday, October 12th. 
• Creston Sub: Service between Creston, SC to Giant, SC is expected to be restored by Monday, October 12th.

Please contact Customer Service at 1-877-ShipCSX (1-877-744-7279), option 5, then 6 for assistance or via www.shipcsx.com. Customers can sign up on ShipCSX to automatically receive service advisory notifications.

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