CSX to close road for repairs after Northside train derailment

No one injured when 1 car left track


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The right turn lane from Airport Road onto U.S. 17 southbound will be closed by CSX at 5:30 p.m. Monday for repairs after a CSX train carrying 97 cars derailed on Jacksonville's Northside last week.

There were no injuries.

The Florida Department of Transportation said repairs need to be made to a concrete panel at the train crossing. Those repairs will be made Tuesday.

A CSX spokesperson said one car left the tracks around 1:20 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Airport Center Drive and North Main Street. That crossing was closed for nearly six hours while workers tried to get the train back on the tracks and moving.

CSX said the derailed car was carrying pulpwood. None of the product spilled from the car. It remained at the scene while the rest of the train was moved just after 7 a.m.

The train was traveling from Yulee to Waycross, Georgia.