The Camp Hall Rail project requires, at a minimum, a rail route that meets the following characteristics and criteria:
- Direct connectivity to a single Class I freight carrier main line, accessing the freight carrier’s inland/domestic network, as well as the Port of Charleston.
- Sufficient rail access and capacity to serve both phases of the Volvo Cars site.
- Sufficient rail access and capacity to service future growth and needs of additional industrial sites within the remaining portions of Camp Hall Commerce Park, such that the portion of the proposed rail spur located within Camp Hall Commerce Park does not limit access to the site while in use or require grade separation.
The preferred rail alignment would result in less impact on the surrounding environment compared to other alternatives, has the least impacts on property owners with no home relocations, and does not impact known archaeological sites.