Chesapeake Connector Freight and Passenger Rail Benefits Study


The Chesapeake Connector project will address the benefits of added track capacity on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) on the segment between Prince and Bacon Interlockings in Cecil County, Md. for a distance of approximately 6.3 miles. This section of the NEC is currently a two-track section in a corridor that is generally a three track railroad. Although this section of track is located in Cecil County, MD, it is one of Delaware’s priority rail projects and it is anticipated to provide both public and private benefits. In Amtrak’s NEC Master Plan, existing two or three track railroad segments south of Claymont, DE, would be expanded to three or four tracks to enable intercity and commuter rail expansion in Delaware and Maryland; the Chesapeake Connector is cited by name as a priority project. The Chesapeake Connector project has also been included in the MARC Growth & Investment Plan.


Final Report (May 2014) .PDF
Project Scope of Work .PDF
Project Advisory Committee .PDF
3/16/11 Kickoff Meeting Presentation .PDF
3/16/11 Kickoff Meeting Notes .PDF
1/10/12 Meeting Presentation .PDF
1/10/12 Technical Memo .PDF
Option A .PDF
Option B .PDF
Google Map of project limits