Camp Hall Rail Online Meeting

Welcome to the Palmetto Railways online meeting for the Camp Hall Rail project. We want to hear from you!

1Meeting Information

Palmetto Railways is kicking off the Camp Hall Rail project with community meetings to inform landowners, businesses, and local leaders about the project and how they can be involved in the project moving forward.

2Online Meeting Dates

March 29th through April 12th

3How to Navigate the Meeting Site

1. Scroll down to watch a video detailing the project, the schedule, and how you can continue to be involved.

2. Continue scrolling to get more information about the project.

3. Leave your comment at anytime by clicking on the “Comment” button located above. Once you have completed the session and your comment, simply click “Submit.”

The entire session should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you.

What is Camp Hall Project?

A new industrial rail line to serve the Camp Hall Commerce Park in Berkeley County, South Carolina. This line will:

1 Connect Camp Hall Commerce Park to existing railroad right-of-way, near the Santee Cooper Cross Generating Station in Berkeley County.
2 Be constructed, owned, and operated by Palmetto Railways.
3 Potentially open the door to greater economic development efforts to support the state of South Carolina.

What is Palmetto Railways?

Palmetto Railways is committed to providing safe, efficient, and cost-effective rail solutions to facilitate the movement of freight and support economic development efforts; thereby, promoting the economic viability of the state of South Carolina.

State-owned enterprise agency
Operates as a Class III short line railroad
Services include rail car switching, line-haul and storage, locomotive repair and leasing, track maintenance and construction, and economic development in the region

Camp Hall Rail

Why are we doing this project?

1 To provide access to existing rail infrastructure near the Santee Cooper Cross Generating Station.
2 To support Camp Hall Commerce Park and its future industries.
3 To facilitate the development of the entire Camp Hall area.
4 To provide an alternate mode of freight transportation for current and future tenants of Camp Hall Commerce Park.

Project Schedule

When will this project be constructed?

Rail Location

How will the location for the new rail be indentified?


  • Project website
  • Social media
  • Hotline
  • Public meetings
  • Online meeting
  • Agency coordination
  • Stakeholder consultation

Rail Location Criteria

What do we consider when identifying the location for the new rail line?

  • Agricultural operations
  • Air quality
  • Airport & air strips
  • Businesses
  • Cemeteries
  • Churches, parks
  • Conservation Areas
  • Constructability
  • Costs
  • Existing/planned utilities
  • Floodplains
  • Structures within the rail corridor
  • New & platted developments
  • Noise
  • Other residences / homes / structures
  • River crossing feasibility
  • Schools
  • State and Federal lands
  • Threatened and endangered species
  • Wells
  • Wetlands / waterways
  • Wooded areas

Comment Map

Tell our mapping staff about what you know regarding your property and the surrounding area.

Contact Us

Palmetto Railways is committed to collaborating with Berkeley County, state and federal officials and local residents to ensure that the community and surrounding areas are included in the rail line development.

We hope you will stay involved by:

Submitting a comment or joining the mailing list:

Calling us:


Visit our twitter page
Thank you for your interest in the Camp Hall Rail Project!
Palmetto Railways South Carolina Department of Commerce