If you thought train delays on major Greenville streets were a thing of the past because of a new switching yard, think again.
Two weeks ago the city, state and CSX cut the ribbon on the new switching yard off Staton Mill Road, outside of town. It was supposed to eliminate delays, like on Arlington Boulevard, where trains would stop traffic for as long as 45 minutes.
But Mayor Allen Thomas was told by CSX that it is still working on moving switching operations to the new yard. The railroad says dispatching equipment, phones and furniture need to be moved, and a conservative estimate on that happening would be by the end of August.