Reoptimizing its Railroad Operating Plan
- Our systems optimized CSX’s blocking and train plans, reducing out-of-route miles and increasing train volumes. This saved the company tens of millions of dollars in annual operating costs.
- Based on our recommendations, one major hump yard was closed and its traffic was diverted elsewhere. The closure of this yard resulted in significant savings in capital investment for yard modernization and operational cost savings.
- After we recommended where CSX would need extra railcar processing capacity in the future, CSX used these recommendations to shape its capital expenditure decisions.