SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
FD_34643_0

Case Title:  
CENTRAL NEW YORK RAILROAD CORPORATION--LEASE AND OPERATION EXEMPTION--NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

Decision Type:  
Decision

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT CENTRAL NEW YORK RAILROAD COMPANY HAS FILED A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION TO LEASE AND OPERATE APPROXIMATELY 123.1 MILES OF RAIL LINE CURRENTLY OWNED BY NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY BETWEEN MP 89.9 AT OR NEAR PORT JERVIS, NY, AND MP 213.0 AT BINGHAMTON, NY, IN BROOME, SULLIVAN, DELAWARE AND ORANGE, COUNTIES, NY, AND PIKE AND SUSQUEHANNA, COUNTIES, PA.

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    Full Text of Decision

35489                             SERVICE DATE - JANUARY 21, 2005

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FR-4915-01-P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34643]

Central New York Railroad Corporation–Lease and Operation Exemption–Norfolk Southern Railway Company

            Central New York Railroad Corporation (CNY), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and operate approximately l23.1 miles of rail line currently owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) between milepost 89.9 at or near Port Jervis, NY, and milepost 213.0 at Binghamton, NY, in Broome, Sullivan, Delaware and Orange, Counties, NY, and Pike and Susquehanna, Counties, PA. Footnote NS is retaining overhead trackage rights over the line.

            CNY certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that its total annual revenues after the transaction will not exceed $5 million. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after December 31, 2004 (more than 7 days after the exemption was filed).

            If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction.

            An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34643, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2808.

            Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”

            Decided: January 12, 2005.

            By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.

 

 

Vernon A. Williams

Secretary