WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Officials in a North Carolina coastal city are discussing what to do if its port begins loading and unloading trains nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) long.
The Port of Wilmington and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are discussing how to improve rail service in Wilmington, where there are more than 30 at-grade railroad crossings, many close together.
City officials worry 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) trains that may start coming to the port could snarl traffic.
The StarNews of Wilmington reports one suggestion is moving the train tracks to the west side of the Cape Fear river and along U.S. Highway 421 out of town.
Port spokeswoman Laura Blair says 10,000-foot trains aren't likely, but it is always good to plan ahead.
Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com
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