Plan Aims Solve South Nashville Train Troubles

Posted at 11:06 PM, Jun 27, 2016

For decades now, neighbors in South Nashville's Sadler Avenue have had to deal with trains stopped on the tracks, blocking the only way in or out of the neighborhood.

The source of the problem is the nearby Radnor switching yard, where the trains stop.

But a new transit report from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce out last week recommends moving the entire switching yard out of Davidson County at a cost of $767 million.

The group listed the idea mainly as a way to promote commuter rail in the years ahead, but neighbors on Sadler Avenue hope it'll get rid of the trains that sometimes seal off their neighborhood.

Neighbors in touch with CSX say the railroad is now fining train crews who block the road, and they say since that started, the number of trains blocking the road has gone down, but it hasn't stopped.