JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation congratulated the City of New York and Friends of the High Line on the opening of the High Line, an urban park that the City has created on an elevated Manhattan rail line donated by CSX Transportation in 2005.
When all sections are complete, the High Line would be a 1.5-mile park 30 feet above the city surface and running through the trendy West Side neighborhoods of the Meat Packing District and surrounding areas.
The High Line opened in 1934 to New York Central trains, and later became part of CSX Transportation when the company obtained control of some of Conrail’s assets.
“This is a wonderful example of how former railroad lines can be preserved to benefit communities,” said Tony Ingram, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are pleased to see that this line has been converted into a great resource for residents, tourists and the city overall.”