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Freight trains to move faster through Cary

Posted March 12, 2009 1:12 p.m. EDT

— CSX Transportation plans to increase the speed of freight trains traveling through Cary.

Company officials said Thursday that, beginning March 23, trains will travel at 45 mph. CSX trains now travel at 35 mph through Cary.

Faster trains will reduce wait times for drivers at rail crossings on Academy Street, Harrison Avenue and Dixon Street, officials said. The move also will improve the efficiency of rail operations, they said.

Each of the three crossing s is equipped with gates and flashing lights.