READING RAISES TRACK SPEED ON PORTIONS OF MAIN TO FORTY MPH. Jan. 3, 2017
In its ever increased attempt to make the railroad more efficient, and to better serve its customers, the Reading & Northern Railroad today announced for first time in twenty five years, a major efficiency improvement raising track speed on its Main Line to forty mph. From Reading to Port Clinton, the speed will cut travel time by about seven minutes. This does not sound like much, but as we continue to upgrade over the entire 115 mile Main Line, this will result in substantial productivity increases. Raising speeds requires quality track, annual X-ray of rail, and many other things to be done to achieve this milestone. The MOW (Maintenance of Way) Department is very proud of this, as the Reading & Northern is one of very few smaller railroads to achieve this goal of high quality track that allows this speed
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Within its ever-expanding passenger department, A major 2-million-dollar facility is being built at Bellevue Ave. and Route 61, called Reading Outer Station.
Regular service from the Reading, PA area to Jim Thorpe and beyond will begin in 2017.
Watch for progress pictures and updates after the new year!