The Delaware Department of Transportation and the Delaware Transit Corporation announced March 19 the completion of the Port of Wilmington Rail Improvement Project.
The nearly three million dollar project, jointly developed by Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR), Autoport, and the Diamond State Port Corporation, added side tracks of one-half a mile off the NSR mainline, expanding the handling capacity for Autoport, Inc., from approximately 60 to 90 rail cars.
The project includes a new improved grade crossing as well as enhanced modernized signalization. While the new side track serves Autoport exclusively, the one-half mile spur shifts trains off the Norfolk Southern main track, so deliveries no longer interfere with other trains. The project was completed Feb. 27 and the track is currently in service. For more information, call (302) 576-6032.