• An early peek at Delaware’s newest rail trail

    by  • July 18, 2010 • Transportation Trails • 2 Comments

    Paving of Delaware’s newest rail trail, the “Industrial Track” (formerly Penn Central RR) is well under way. Phase 1 of the project, pictured here, runs almost 2 miles from Delaware Street in Old New Castle to just beyond Boulden Blvd to the north.

    Beautiful wooden bollards, lining the trail in spots, serve as stabilizers to the old railroad bed.

    Decorative rest areas, including park benches, bike racks, and kiosks are found at regular intervals.

    The end, for now. Construction stops here, just north of Boulden Blvd. Phase 2 will continue to the Christina River, with future plans to connect Wilmington’s Waterfront.

    2 Responses to An early peek at Delaware’s newest rail trail

    1. Suzanne
      July 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

      A beautiful black ribbon of bicycling goodness. And then, with just a little extra push to complete the small remaining gap, a bicycle highway between Wilmington and New Castle.

    2. Frank Warnock
      July 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      This trail will be a gem. It will serve as a terrific commuting route as well, between New Castle and Wilmington. Can't wait to see the finished result, but am curious how they plan to get over/under I295 before heading to the Christina River.

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