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The Thoroughbred of Transportation

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NS serves domestic and international customers.

As a leading transportation provider, Norfolk Southern operates 19,500 route miles in 22 states and D.C., supports international trade with service to every major Eastern seaport, 10 river ports, and nine lake ports, and operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East.

NS leads the way.

NS' board of directors and executive management team lead one of the nation’s top transportation companies. NS invests in projects to expand the rail network, increase freight capacity, and improve efficiency for customers. These projects create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making green shipping a reality.

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Vision and values define NS.

NS' vision is to "be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world." NS is committed to providing an injury-free work environment, delivering customers’ products efficiently and reliably, and being a good corporate citizen.

Read about the NS vision & values

NS subsidiaries deliver for customers.

Several subsidiaries help extend Thoroughbred service. Whether its assistance with transload services, fiber optics installation, extra cushioning for a shipment, or any special shipping need, NS has solutions.

Learn more about NS subsidiaries