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Conrail began operations on April 1, 1976. Its mandate was to revitalize rail service in the Northeast and Midwest operating as a for-profit company. Conrail's economic recovery and turnaround began in 1980 when the Staggers Rail Act, which largely deregulated railroads, was signed into law. Conrail company is a jointly-owned subsidiary, with CSX and NS.