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CONRAIL REDUCES RATES, IMPROVES SERVICE FOR DOUBLE STACK SHIPPERS TO THE MIDWEST

 CONRAIL REDUCES RATES, IMPROVES SERVICE FOR
 DOUBLE STACK SHIPPERS TO THE MIDWEST
 PHILADELPHIA, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Rail Corporation (NYSE: CRR) (Conrail) announced today that shippers through the ports of Baltimore, Boston, New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia will be able to enjoy the benefits of simplified, reduced rates and expanded double stack service to most Midwest destinations, beginning July 15.
 The new rates apply only to 20-, 40- and 45-foot containers moving between Baltimore, Boston, Expressrail, Kearny, Morrisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. New rates will also be effective at several other facilities which handle container traffic in New England, New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia.
 Shippers could save up to 29 percent roundtrip under the simplified rate structure. Those shippers using Expressrail will enjoy the greatest benefit from Conrail's new rate structure because of clearance improvements which allow double stack service. Expressrail, located at Port Newark, is the only on-dock facility that served Conrail's double stack container customers.
 Service improvements to double stack container customers include an earlier arrival time for Expressrail trains, making containers available for unloading early in the day. These improvements are the most recent step in Conrail's continuing effort to meet its container customers' requirements in the New York area. The company has previously invested $33 million in double stack clearance improvements, introduced service between Expressrail and Toronto/Montreal in conjunction with CP Rail and also inaugurated on-dock double stack service between Expressrail and Chicago.
 "We're pleased to be able to offer our shippers from these four ports simplified and reduced rates as well as some service improvements through Expressrail double stack service," said John P. Sammon, assistant vice president, Intermodal Sales and Marketing. "Shippers from each of the four ports will greatly benefit by this simplified rate structure. However, because of our ability to provide double stack service through Expressrail, shippers who use that facility may realize greater benefit."
 Conrail operates a rail-freight transportation network in 14 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia, and the Province of Quebec.
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 /CONTACT: Andrea L. Just or Chris Wagner of Conrail, 215-977-4594/
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