Norfolk Southern reopens New Orleans intermodal terminal

| Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Norfolk Southern Corp. has reopened its intermodal terminal in New Orleans.

The facility had been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, but reopened Monday, Oct. 3. The terminal is now accepting inbound and outbound shipments at the gate.

“The restoration of intermodal service will assist with the transportation of reconstruction and relief materials to the Gulf Coast region,” said Bob Huffman, vice president of intermodal operations, in a press release. “We are working closely with our customers to coordinate our start-up plans with the goal of resuming regular service quickly and safely.”

Norfolk Southern today also reopened its Oliver Yard Terminal. The yard serves local industrial customers and interchanges freight with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which serves the Port of New Orleans.

Due to local curfews, the terminal will operate only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information, call (504) 913-2358, or see www.nscorp.com/intermodal/index.jsp.