Norfolk Southern will open a new intermodal terminal in Titusville, Fla., Feb. 16, that will provide shippers of containers and trailers with improved access to central Florida. Norfolk Southern also has established a new, faster route for intermodal traffic between Chicago and Jacksonville and Miami, Fla., improving service by a full day.
The new terminal will enable Norfolk Southern to provide highly reliable, truck-competitive service between Titusville and Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles when combined with capacity and efficiency improvements along these routes. The terminal is strategically located near the Orlando and Tampa markets via the Bee-Line Expressway. Norfolk Southern serves the terminal via the Florida East Coast Railroad.
The new Chicago-Florida train will improve service by a full day versus existing schedules. Chicago-Miami service will improve from 4th morning to 3rd morning availability, and Chicago-Jacksonville service will improve from 3rd morning to 2nd afternoon availability. The new train will depart Chicago from Norfolk Southern’s 63rd Street terminal, replacing the Florida service at Landers terminal. This service begins Feb. 9, and traffic from Chicago to the new Titusville terminal will also ride this train.
“We are excited to bring Norfolk Southern’s intermodal service to central Florida,” said Mike McClellan, vice president intermodal and automotive marketing. “We will be adding service to Titusville from additional markets soon.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.