Nueces River Rail Yard opens at Port Corpus ChristiNueces River Rail Yard opens at Port Corpus Christihttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=13052015-04-10T13:20:00Z2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Port of Corpus Christi has opened the first phase of the Nueces River Rail Yard, expanding bulk cargo service to a port that is seeing exploding growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors.

Built for $17.8 million, the new rail yard was partially financed through a $10 million federal TIGER grant. The Port of Corpus Christi as well as the Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Genesse and Wyoming railroad companies paid the remainder.

The rail yard features a 9,920-foot long unit train siding capable of storing a full 160-car unit train adjacent to the Fulton Corridor Lead track that serves Port Industries.

With four parallel ladder tracks for a total yard capacity of 15,300 feet and 253 rail cars, the new rail yard is expected to improve the efficiency of existing cargo movement at Port Corpus Christi’s multimodal facilities.

Phase II of the Nueces River Rail Yard is expected to start this month to expand the rail yard to eight 8,000-foot unit train sidings and a 1,247-rail car storage capacity.

Funded by a $22 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and $6 million from the Port of Corpus Christi, Phase II of the new rail yard is expected to be completed by 1Q 2017.

Click here for the press release from the Port of Corpus Christi.

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