Freight traffic boost possible in county

Thirteen more trains could zip through Jackson County every day going twice as fast as residents are used to if a joint venture between two railroad companies gets federal approval.

Two trains currently travel the Louisville & Indiana Railroad’s tracks on a direct north-south route from Indianapolis to Louisville each day at speeds of up to 25 mph. The rail line runs through the heart of Seymour and Crothersville.

The Jeffersonville-based railroad has applied for federal approval to partner with CSX Transportation, a national, publicly traded train transportation company, to overhaul the rail line and increase train traffic.

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