Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Reactivation of Arkansas short line sought

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North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc. (NLA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for authority to lease and operate a 21.8-mile line of railroad extending from a point near Lake Village in Chicot County, Ark., to a location near Louisiana Arkansas border. The line is owned by the Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District.

STB said in an announcement Wednesday that it had been informed by NLA that at present, "the line is impassable, but once Board authorization of the lease has been obtained and rehabilitation of the line has been completed, it will commence operations. NLA also states that it will interchange traffic with the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Arkansas Midland Railroad Company and Delta Southern Railroad."stb logo

The earliest the transaction can be consummated is April 11, said STB.