The Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) railroad plans to construct a new intermodal terminal at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, with hopes to open for business in 2004.
The new terminal, to be built at an estimated cost of $16 million, will be capable of handling 60,000 lifts annually. While the terminal initially will occupy approximately 50 acres, more than 160 acres of property at the Navy Yard have been committed to support future intermodal and non-intermodal rail operations, NS said.
In the past two years, NS has moved to expand its intermodal service, particularly in Lehigh Valley, at Bethlehem, PA, and has opened new intermodal terminals in Harrisburg, PA; Austell and Savannah, GA; and Cleveland, OH.
Additionally, Norfolk Southern has made substantial improvements to its intermodal terminals in Chicago and has joined with Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway to provide non-stop intermodal service between California and Harrisburg, PA.