F R E I G H T         S E R V I C E
Local Operations




As a terminal and switching agent for its owners, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, Conrail continues to provide safe and efficient rail service for many local rail freight customers in Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Customers located along Conrail’s lines in these shared asset areas have access to the nation's rail network through either NS or CSX.

Although Conrail no longer handles commercial matters for customers, we continue to play a critical role in serving shippers and receivers as an agent for our owners. As a local rail service provider, it is Conrail's job to make sure that customers' freight shipments are safely and efficiently moved between their rail sidings and the long distance freight trains operated by CSX and Norfolk Southern.  

Detroit operations

Conrail operates approximately 359 miles of track in the Detroit area. Operations are focused along the corridor connecting Trenton, Detroit and Sterling Heights/Utica.  Major yards served by Conrail include Livernois, North, River Rouge and Sterling. 

Northern New Jersey operations

Conrail operates almost 471 miles of track in the northern half of New Jersey. Operations are concentrated in Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties. The hub of Conrail activities in the region is Oak Island Yard in Newark, with smaller local serving yards in Bayonne, Greenville (Jersey City), Linden, Manville, Metuchen, Newark, Old Bridge, Port Reading (Woodbridge), and Red Bank. In addition to providing local service for customers along the shared assets lines, Conrail also provides local freight service along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Newark and Trenton and operates an automobile distribution facility in Northern New Jersey for NS and CSX.

Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey operations

Conrail operates about 372 miles of track in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area.

In Southern New Jersey, Conrail provides local freight service on virtually all rail lines south of Trenton and provides connections with the short lines serving the remainder of the region. In Pennsylvania, Conrail lines serve customers located in the City of Philadelphia and along the Delaware River in Chester and Lower Bucks counties.

The hub of Conrail operations in the region is Pavonia Yard in Camden, New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, Conrail has local serving yards located in Chester, Morrisville, Midvale, Port Richmond, and South Philadelphia.  In New Jersey, local serving yards are located at Burlington City, Mount Holly, Paulsboro and Woodbury.

Conrail offices

Conrail's Corporate Headquarters is located at 1717 Arch Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See Contacts for more information on how to reach us.



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