Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is making a mobile app available for smart phone users who want to access the company's latest news and general information, stock information, and images.
The app is available now for iPhone through the application store. Users can search for it under the following terms: Norfolk Southern, trains, locomotives, infrastructure, freight rail, commercial freight, railroad, rail safety, Thoroughbred, and One Line. A version of the app for Droid phones will be available in the next few weeks.
"This puts NS information into the palm of the hand," said Frank Brown, assistant vice president corporate communications. "It's available wherever there is a mobile signal, and it doesn't hurt that it's free and easy to use."
The app's "News" button gives users a choice of company news releases and real-time feeds of the NS Facebook and Twitter pages. The "Stocks" button provides the latest available NS stock price and related industry financial news. "Media" offers photos and videos of locomotives, people, commodities, and scenery.
The NS system map and other general company information are found under the "About Us" button, while the "Contact Us" button gives key NS telephone numbers. "TimeLine" helps users explore company milestones going back to 1827.
The Norfolk Southern app was inspired by NS employees and developed by RP3 Agency, the company's advertising firm.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.