COLUMBUS, Ohio — The owner of a bus depot damaged in a fiery 2012 train derailment will receive about $285,000 from Norfolk Southern to settle a bill for damage to the central Ohio facility.
Federal investigators said a broken rail caused the derailment that spilled ethanol and caused an explosion near the state fairgrounds in Columbus. Total damage was estimated at $1.2 million.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority last year billed Norfolk Southern over $600,000 for lost business and depot repairs.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1yuWi1P ) reports that transit authority trustees agreed last year to spend nearly $275,000 on repairs that included replacing concrete at a bus turnaround and installing a new fence.
An authority spokesman said Monday that the repairs have been completed.
A message seeking comment was left at Norfolk Southern offices.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com