STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:53 amWasn't there a plan to route some of the CSX traffic around Ashland on a new track?
All Ashland plans were scotched after local opposition from the bypass area, the town, and the college. Instead they are upgrading the platforms and the pax crossing to ADA standards and adding a message board so people don't have to stand in the middle of the tracks to see what platform to wait on.
In other Ashland news, three automobile have turned onto the tracks in the last ten days or so. A left turn was blocked off by orange barriers and it seems to confuse people unfamiliar with the new situation or maybe following GPS. Two vehicles were stuck, but the last one stopped and backed out, less than two minutes before a train arrived on the other track. The train speed limit is 35mph in town. About half the Amtraks make a station stop and there are several freights per day.