Pittsburgh authority bills NS $3 million for derailment repairs

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A Twitter post shows the damage to the Station Square light rail station. The agency which operates the light rail system is billing Norfolk Southern $3 million for the costs of repairs.
Port Authority of Allegheny County Twitter account

PITTSBURGH — The Port Authority of Allegheny County is billing Norfolk Southern about $3 million for damages to its light rail system resulting from an NS derailment last summer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The August derailment sent cars from an NS stack train down a hill onto the light rail route below. It closed the Station Square light rail station for 18 days and required 22 days for a full return to service. [See “Pittsburgh light rail station reopens after derailment,” Trains News Wire, Aug. 23, 2018.] Its bill covers the cost of replacing 1,600 feet of track, 4,000 feet of overhead electrical lines and supports, fiber optic lines for signaling, a retaining wall, and a sidewalk.

A Norfolk Southern spokesman declined comment.

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