Freight trains will return to Berlin after 7 year hiatus

BERLIN, Md. – After a seven year hiatus, freight trains are going to be making a comeback in Berlin.

Mayor Gee Williams says freight trains ran through Berlin for over 100 years.  The service shut down after super-storm Sandy caused significant damage to the track bed and after Tyson foods decided to switch to trucks.  Now, Tyson has decided to go back to the rails and repairs have been made to the track bed, so the freight trains should be back up and running within the next few weeks.

Mayor Gee Williams said, “We welcome it back and we think that overtime it should open up some new economic opportunities for our own but first let’s get it started and we’ll see where it goes.”

There’s no word yet on how frequently the freight trains will be passing through town.

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