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Rail Traffic Rises in First Week of 2010

1:38 PM MST | January 14, 2010 | Vincent Valk

North American chemicals sector rail traffic rose 14.1% during the week ended January 9, to 43,263 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic was up 14.6%, to 27,909 cars. Canadian traffic rose 14.2%, to 14,363 cars, while Mexican traffic fell slightly to 991 cars. The figures are increases from the prior week's totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 5.8% last week, to 316,252 cars. The rise in chemical traffic continues a sustained increase dating back to...

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