NS Heartland Corridor

New Terminals, Expanded Tunnels All Part of Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor

  • A public-private partnership recently invested $290 million to expand capacity, improve service consistency, and reduce transit times between Norfolk, Virginia to Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.
  • Allows double-stacked Intermodal trains by expanding tunnel clearances, resulting in more cost-effective transport and the accommodation of container traffic from the Panama Canal.
  • The Southern Ohio region is near two of the three new terminals: Rickenbacker in Columbus, Ohio and well as the facility in Prichard, West Virginia.




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Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor

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  • Terminal components include an access road, two 2,400-foot-long sections of railroad track, more than 190 trailer parking spaces (where containers may be stacked up to four high), employee parking spaces, lighting, fencing, landscaping and a security system.
  • In addition to the construction contract, Norfolk Southern donated 78 acres for the project.



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