Printer Friendly

J.B. HUNT BEGINS DOUBLE-STACKING TO NORTH JERSEY; CONRAIL EXPANDS INTERMODAL SERVICE FROM CHICAGO

 PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- J.B. Hunt has started converting its Chicago-North Jersey corridor traffic on Conrail (NYSE: CRR) to double-stack containers.
 "We have been extremely pleased with our relationship with Conrail," said Tom Williams, vice president-Intermodal for J.B. Hunt. "Our volumes on Conrail continue to grow at an astounding pace, largely due to the very consistent and dependable levels of service."
 Conrail also announced that it has expanded its intermodal service out of Chicago, with added frequency and capacity to New England and new double-stack service to and from Columbus, Ohio. The additional service to New England is accomplished through a new train, TV-24, with Monday- Saturday mid-afternoon departures from Chicago and second morning trailer and container availability in New England. As a result, on most days Conrail operates three eastbound and three westbound intermodal trains between Chicago and New England.
 The new train also augments Conrail's existing daily double-stack service to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's ExpressRail terminal through a three-day-a-week connection at Selkirk, N.Y., to another new train, TV-24P, operating to ExpressRail.
 Another set of new trains, TV-220 and TV-221, offer double-stack service in both directions between Chicago and Columbus. The service, with eight trains a week, is designed to provide speedy through service between Columbus and points served by western railroads via steel wheel interchange at Chicago.
 Conrail, anticipating Columbus's growth as a major distribution center, opened a new terminal there in 1986, with capacity for 60 railcars and storage for 850 trailers and containers.
 The additional service went into effect Sept. 15.
 "These new trains enhance and expand our truck-competitive service out of Chicago," said Gerald N. Corcoran, Conrail's assistant vice president-Train Operations. "Our next service improvement will be the addition later this fall of high-cube double-stack service between St. Louis key eastern markets."
 Conrail, with headquarters in Philadelphia, operates a rail freight network in 14 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia, and the Province of Quebec.
 /delval/
 -0- 10/4/93
 /CONTACT: Christine A. Wagner or Robert T. Sullivan of Conrail, 215-209-4594/
 (CRR)


CO: Consolidated Rail Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: TRN SU:

MJ -- PH013 -- 8309 10/04/93 11:02 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Oct 4, 1993
Words:365
Previous Article:COURT FINDS OWENS-CORNING'S FINANCIAL CONDITION 'PRECARIOUS'
Next Article:BOEING COMPLETES NEW FACTORY BUILDING AT EVERETT
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters