Norfolk Southern will be increasing the maximum train speeds through the city of Taylorville. The company announced that starting Monday, the maximum speed will be raised from 50 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour on a three mile stretch of track in and near Taylorville.
Jon Glass is the Public Relations Manager for Norfolk Southern. He says should make the tracks through Taylorville more efficient for their trains and for motorists traveling in the community.
Glass says safety is Norfolk Southern’s number one priority, and that the speed increase would not lead to any safety issues for trains or motorists.
Glass says all train warning devices in Taylorville have been updated for the increased speeds. He reminds residents to follow warning devices at railroad crossings for their safety.