Crews To Break Ground On GTP Rail Spur

State and local officials will celebrate the groundbreaking of a rail spur Tuesday.

Crews will start work on the railroad to be built at the Global Transpark in Kinston. The plan is to build a 5.5 mile railroad line to connect the GTP's new tenant, Spirit Aerosystems, with the rest of the rail line.

The project is scheduled to be complete by next November. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced in March the contract to lay $14.3 million dollar rail line was been awarded to Hinkle Contracting Company LLC of Paris, Ky.

Spirit Aerosystems broke ground on a new facility at the Global Transpark in 2008, and the work is expected to be complete by the end of 2010. The 500,0000 square foot facility sits on 304 acres of land. It will be the anchor site for the Global Transpark, in Kinston.

Spirit will construct the center fuselage of the newest airbus 350 X-W-B. While the company promises to employ close to a thousand people once they've opened, they've already been a boost to the economy.

Spirit specializes in constructing the one of kind, airbus 350, which is a new family of mid-size wide body airlines that should roll out in 2013.


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  • by just me Location: USA_UNITED on Apr 10, 2010 at 12:21 AM
    to the hint of getting the some people to say the man's name the right way might be very difficult for you.i can only imagine what the reason could be.the president before him had 2 terms to get it right,he did not.i am more than sure you can say his name correctly.this post is directed to the second post by anonymous.
  • by Tha Judge on Apr 6, 2010 at 06:25 PM
    What has always hurt the gtp has been their is no night life, big golf courses, other big shopping centers. ect in Kinston. Where would the big ceo's managers ect. hang out. That's what I think has hurt the gtp and poor managing . Several companies looked at the gtp, but went to the triad section of NC.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    How about that nuclear treaty today.How is that for progress.Talk about stuck on stupid.By the way Lavon if you read the report it was 2008 when Spirit Aerosystems got started.When Bush was President!Not that he had anything to do with it But niether did or does Obonga on this.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM
    This is just great for the economy. Thank goodness that lawmakers dont listen to you people because if they did America would be in the pitts...remember what your President said. CHANGE PEOPLE CHANGE! Stop being stuck on stupid and support forward progress for your country
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 6, 2010 at 09:43 AM
    Why do they continue to WASTE money on this failed experiment. It was obvious years ago that it was not going to work. Nobody wants to live or move their company to Kinston. This is just like the people who still claim "man made global warming" after 6 months of all of the lies coming out. IT IS FAILED....MOVE ON!!
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Apr 6, 2010 at 09:29 AM
    This is undoubltely the number one stupid thing that the governor and her administration have done and are still doing.
  • by BEACHBUM3 on Apr 6, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    In my own personal opinion this governor an all future governors need to stop the wasteful funding of this total boondoggle of the taxpayers monies of this state especially in this current economic down turn. if thes coporations want to locate in the GTP let them provide for their own needs an not at the taxpayers expense should we ( state government ) be funsding issue of this nature. When you find yourself in a hole quit digging . period thank you
  • by FAIL Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 6, 2010 at 05:52 AM
    GTP FAIL..... keep wasting it
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Apr 6, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    If Spirit Aerosystems are such a boost to the economy, why aren't they paying for the rail spur that will benefit them? Just another example of tax money wasted at the Global TransPork.
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