CSX says service 'rapidly' restored following Hurricane Irma
CSX said that following Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, CSX re-established rail service in most of the southeast U.S. within hours, into and out of northern Florida within 24 hours, and throughout the vast majority of the state within one week. Despite the impacts of Irma, key service metrics show that CSX's operational performance continues to improve, the company stated, noting that terminal dwell times have decreased for seven consecutive weeks, while train velocity has steadily increased over the last four weeks, excluding localized hurricane impacts. CSX President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison said, "We're back on our feet and committed to fully implementing our new operating model. We remain confident that Precision Scheduled Railroading will provide lasting benefits to our customers, our employees and our shareholders."