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NS to Reopen Pa. Intermodal Terminal

August 14, 2021

Norfolk Southern said this week that in an effort to ease intermodal congestion it is reopening an intermodal terminal in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, next month.

The Class 1 carrier said in a news release that the move is expected to boost intermodal capacity and “help ease supply-chain congestion that has slowed the flow of commerce across all modes of the U.S. transportation sector.”

The facility, located in Franklin County, will begin reopening in phases starting Sept. 10.

Initially it will handle domestic intermodal traffic that currently moves between NS intermodal terminals in Memphis, Tennessee, and Rutherford, Pennsylvania.

The Greencastle facility opened in January 2013 as part of NS’s Crescent Corridor initiative, but closed in 2019. At the time of its closing NS cited “business reasons” but left open the possibility of reopening the facility if market conditions changed.

The terminal has the capacity for an estimated 100,000 container lifts annually. NS said the first phase of traffic is slated to generate about 50,000 lifts.