CONRAIL'S 5-YEAR PLAN FOR ABANDONING OR DISCONTINUING SERVICE OVER ITS RAIL LINES
Conrail has proposed route reductions ranging from 1,730 to 2,200 miles under various 1979 business plans and options to eliminate light-density, unprofitable line segments. The majority of these were not identified with final action to be based on the scope of deregulation finally enacted. This report examined how Conrail determined which lines would be abandoned, how its plans compare with each other and with studies of the United States Railway Association, and what would happen to traffic on lines designated for abandonment.
- Record URL:
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Deregulation; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Management; Operating costs; Planning; Profitability; Railroad traffic; Traffic density; Traffic forecasting
- Identifier Terms: Conrail
- Old TRIS Terms: Light density lines; Management planning; United states railway association
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00316281
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-51
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM