Construction works have begun on a 25-mile rail from Camp Hall to Volvo’s plant in Berkeley County. The facility is being built by Palmetto Railways
From the 6,781 acres industrial park in South Carolina, the line will join a current CSX rail line close to the Santee Cooper Cross Generating Station in Cross. This was revealed by Palmetto Railways President and CEO Patrick McCrory.
As part of the project, Palmetto Railways intends to add railroad crossings at a number of streets, including Volvo Car Drive, Highway 176, and Mudville Road. At a cost of $185M, the 25-mile rail from Camp Hall to Volvo’s plant in Berkeley will be completed in about two and a half years.
According to McCrory, the construction of the 25-mile rail from Camp Hall to Volvo’s plant in Berkeley has been on the cards since 2016. It was discussed during the initial negotiations to bring Volvo to the Lowcountry.
Aim for the 25-mile rail from Camp Hall to Volvo’s plant in Berkeley
This line is primarily meant to service the domestic market in the United States. Therefore, it will travel from New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between.
“We kind of concentrated on that for the volumes. The major line is capacity. Any amount of capacity can be employed with it”, said McCrory. “In accordance with the agreement,” he continued, “we have an investment from Volvo. We also have an investment from CSX Transportation, which is the connecting line. The state, directly from Palmetto Railways, so it’s a plethora of sources and an investment from the USDOT.