BELLEVUE, Ohio (AP) -- Norfolk Southern Corp. expects to add 275 jobs with the $160 million expansion of a northern Ohio rail yard.
Dozens of tracks will be added at the rail yard in Bellevue, about 45 miles southeast of Toledo. That would allow it to double the number of freight cars it can sort from about 1,800 a day to 3,600.
The company says the expansion will help it address increasing demand for freight rail transportation. The work starting this month would make Bellevue the largest of the dozen classification facilities in the 22-state Norfolk Southern network.
The project is scheduled to be complete in 2015.
The Bellevue yard opened in 1966 and daily sees between 100 and 110 trains, mostly carrying vehicles, vehicle parts and agricultural and consumer products.