Geneva-based Finger Lakes Railway is going to use nearly $3 Million in state funding to ease problems at rail crossings near its rail yard in Auburn.
Residents in the city’s north end have complained of an increased number of trains blocking many level crossings for increased periods of time.
The Citizen reports the railway plans to expand its rail yard operations to a location adjacent to Owens-Illinois off County House Road in the Town of Sennett. The expansion would allow for set-offs and pickups of rail cars there instead of at the yard in the city.
The railway transports 18,000 car loads of materials annually in Cayuga County and operates between Geneva and Solvay in Onondaga County.