CSX cutting jobs at Avon rail yard

CSX rail yard in Avon

AVON, Ind. – CSX confirms that it is cutting jobs at its Avon rail yard.

Two weeks ago, FOX59 was able to get inside the facility to verify workers’ claims that CSX appeared to be shutting down the facility.

Tracks that rail workers used to describe as “bustling and loud” were empty and quiet.

At that time, CSX said there was no news to share about operations in Avon. But just last week, an employee says workers were told the company decided to cut their jobs.

Rail maintenance staff say they’re concerned the job cuts will impact safety at the yard.

As of now, CSX is not commenting on the number of jobs lost, but does state that safety continues to be its highest priority.

“The safety of our employees and the communities where we operate continues to be CSX’s highest priority,” said company.

Below is a statement provided by CSX:

As part of an ongoing company-wide review of operations, CSX continues to make adjustments throughout the Indianapolis Terminal, including at Avon Yard, to improve efficiency and safety and to better serve customers. As a result of those changes, some positions in the area have been eliminated. CSX is communicating directly with employees, customers and other stakeholders who may be affected when these changes are made. Many of the employees who are affected by this change are eligible to work in other CSX facilities.