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PUCO Approves Safety Upgrades At Richland County Rail Crossing

17 Nov , 2022  

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved safety upgrades at rail crossings in Ashland and Richland counties.  

Ashland Railway will install flashing lights and gates at the Ashland Railway Grade Crossing at County Road 1356 and County Road 1475 in Ashland County, Ohio. Federal funds will provide up to $381,088 to complete the upgrades. 

Ashland Railway will install flashing lights and gates at State Route 61 in Richland County. Federal funds will pay $229,510 to complete the upgrades. 

All safety upgrades will be completed by August 16 of next year. 


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All Things Business

Norfolk Southern Petitions To Lower Capacity On Rail Line Through Mansfield

13 Apr , 2020  

Online railroading forums and social media were buzzing recently after Norfolk Southern Corporation petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration to reduce capacity on the Fort Wayne Line, which runs through Richland County.

The line runs in a northwest to southeast direction through Lucas and Mansfield; to the east it runs to Wooster and Alliance, and to the west to Bucyrus.

The petition, filed on March 20, calls for removal of approximately 32.6 miles of double track main line and converting the same into single signaled bi-directional track. The reason shared for this change is “line rationalization and system improvement.” More…

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