SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
AB_290_321_X

Case Title:  
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY-DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE EXEMPTION-IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OH

Decision Type:  
Notice Of Exemption

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY FILED A PETITION FOR EXEMPTION TO DISCONTINUE SERVICE OVER 5.70 MILES OF RAILROAD IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OH.

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40649                                SERVICE DATE – MARCH 16, 2010

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FR-4915-01-P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-290 (Sub-No. 321X)]

Norfolk Southern Railway Company–Discontinuance of Service Exemption–in Hamilton County, OH

            On February 24, 2010, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over 5.70 miles of railroad between milepost CT 2.10 and milepost CT 7.80, in Hamilton County, OH.  The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 45209, 45212, 45227, and 45229, and includes the stations of Hyde Park and Mariemont.

            NSR states that the line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way.  Any documentation in NSR’s possession concerning this matter will be made available promptly to those requesting it. 

            The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.–Abandonment–Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). 

            By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b).  A final decision will be issued by June 14, 2010. 

            Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption.  Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee.  See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).[1] 

            All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB-290 (Sub-No. 321X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, S.W.,Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Daniel G. Kruger, Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510.  Replies to NSR’s petition are due on or before April 5, 2010. 

            Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the full discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152.  Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245-0305.  Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. 

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

            Decided:  March 10, 2010.

            By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.

 



[1]  Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate.  Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8.