CSX cuts line at Caseyville… again

CASEYVILLE – The CSX train line running through Caseyville and into O’Fallon to the east was recently cut again by the company, signaling a halt to train traffic along the track.

Earlier this past May, O’Fallon residents were surprised to see a train slowly coming though town after the track had been cut and service suspended in August 2015. At the time CSX had indicated they were planning to store empty train cars along the line and that the train that came through town was hauling close to 300 cars to be stored further east.

City officials in O’Fallon expressed their frustration regarding the lack of notice by CSX about the train to the Illinois Commerce Commission, which regulates train travel in the state.

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