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Rail Traffic Rises 17%

11:49 AM MST | February 25, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 17% year-on-year last week, to 44,640 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. U.S. traffic was up 13.7%, to 29,004 cars. Canadian traffic rose 24.3%, to 14,370 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 16.3%, to 1,266 cars. U.S. and Mexican traffic rose from the prior week's totals, though Canadian traffic declined. Overall North American freight rail traffic rose 1.3% year-on-year last week, to 358,553 cars. Year-to-date chemicals sector traffic is up 14.6%, to 309,060...

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