Tag: Norfolk Southern

Canadian regulators propose more detailed requirements for reporting railroad performance metrics

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroads would have to report local service data as well as locomotive and crew availability Class I railroads operating in Canada would be required to report additional performance and staffing metrics under a proposal Canadian regulators unveiled on Friday. Transport Canada’s move was announced on the same day that the Surface Transportation […]

STB to Require Four Class Is to Submit Plans on How to Fix Service Crisis

By Justin Franz for railfan.com The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced Friday that all seven Class I railroads will have to submit reports on rail service, performance and employment, and four of them will need to provide plans on how they will get service back on track.  The request for more information and transparency comes […]

What’s Next For Class I Railroads After That Tense STB Hearing?

By Justin Franz for railfan.com After a fiery two-day hearing in Washington D.C., about the ongoing Class I service crisis, many in and out of the rail industry are asking “What’s next?”  After receiving an avalanche of complaints from shippers and railroaders about the state of rail service, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board demanded that […]

Norfolk Southern service deteriorates amid crew shortages

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroad steps up hiring efforts in tight job market ATLANTA — Norfolk Southern’s service has deteriorated over the past six weeks amid crew shortages and operational changes, according to shippers and connecting railroads. Some expressed concern that the railroad is teetering on the brink of a meltdown as train speed falls, […]

Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits

BY JOSH FUNK / ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation’s four largest railroads should be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past. The ruling on Friday undercuts one of the defenses Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and […]

St. Louis’ TRRA records drop in intermodal traffic

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) logged a “noticeable” drop in recent intermodal traffic due to falling imports from China because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  TRRA also recorded a decrease in traffic volumes from auto plant shut downs in the area, TRRA officials said in a St. Louis Regional Freightway press release. Medical supplies, food, chemicals and […]

Norfolk Southern cautions feds about coronavirus risks

The coronavirus pandemic could impact the financial results of Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), although the magnitude of COVID-19’s effects on the railroad’s operations remains to be seen, the railroad said in a Thursday filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Norfolk Southern (NS) said it didn’t take into account the pandemic when it issued its guidance for […]

Unions, community gear up as Norfolk Southern announces closure

By Eric Miller  for wdbj7.com ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7)– For as long as there has been a Roanoke, Virginia, there have been the Roanoke Shops, machines and men cranking out locomotives, for well over a century. But in May, those tracks will fall silent. In a letter released Tuesday morning, Norfolk Southern officials say they’ll be […]

Railroads Want to Move Faster. Shippers Are Paying a Price.

Drive for efficiency and tighter schedules has left many freight shippers struggling to meet deadlines and racking up late charges By Paul Ziobro for wsj.com   Railroads are getting more efficient, and their customers are paying for it. Large railroads such as Norfolk Southern Corp.and Union Pacific Corp. are moving quickly to streamline their operations, […]

A Revolution Sweeping Railroads Upends How America Moves Its Stuff

In the biggest change in decades, freight industry switches to system with fewer trains on tighter schedules ByPaul Ziobro | Photographs by Daniel Acker for The Wall Street Journal wsj.com DECATUR, Ill.— Norfolk Southern Corp.NSC -0.29% executives, employees and customers holed up for five days recently to work on a complex puzzle. How could they unclog a sprawling freight yard in […]

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