Pier B Rail facility project meeting set for Dec. 7
The Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project team will update the public on the status of the Port of Long Beach project during a virtual community meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The planned Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility is the centerpiece of the Port of Long Beach’s rail capital improvement program. It will shift more cargo to “on-dock rail,” where containers are taken to and from marine terminals by trains. Moving cargo by on-dock rail is cleaner and more efficient, as it reduces truck traffic. No cargo trucks would visit the facility. Instead, smaller train segments would be brought to the facility and joined together into a full-sized train.
The first project, the Locomotive Facility, is scheduled to be completed in 2025, creating a functional 10,000-foot-long track. Additional tracks will be added as the construction phases progress. Completion of the entire project is expected in 2032. View the project fact sheet and more information at the project page.
Source: Port of Long Beach