- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina’s state-owned railroad is planning to build a 10-mile rail line to the site of the $500 million Volvo factory that’s currently under construction in Berkeley County, about 30 miles northwest of Charleston.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/1q2wE5f ) reports Palmetto Railways, a short-line carrier run by the state Commerce Department, hopes to have the line running to Camp Hall Commerce Park in 2019, a year after the Swedish automaker is expected to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility.

The state says it hopes the rail line also will help drum up more interest in manufacturing development in the industrial park.

The new line is expected to run between the industrial park and Santee Cooper’s power plant in Cross along Lake Moultrie. Its cost hasn’t yet been determined.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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