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NS to serve Middle Georgia Megasite

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 6/20/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image The megasite sits on 1,100 acres. NS will provide rail service. Photo – Peach County Development Authority

Norfolk Southern Railway will provide rail service to the Middle Georgia Megasite, which the state and Peach County Development Authority purchased through a partnership.

The 1,100-acre site is located adjacent to Georgia Highway 96, with access to Interstate 75. Rail service will be provided by NS on the north side, plus an additional rail line on the west side. Both the ports of Savannah and Brunswick can be reached via rail in less than five hours, authority officials said in a press release.

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Norfolk Southern rings NYSE bell to mark 40th anniversary

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 6/8/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image Joining NS President and CEO Alan Shaw (center) and the NS senior executive team on the NYSE bell podium were six craft railroaders from the company’s operating division. Photo – New York Stock Exchange

Norfolk Southern Corp. officials yesterday rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark 40 years since the merger of Norfolk and Western Railway and Southern Railway created Norfolk Southern Railway on June 1, 1982.

Joining NS President and CEO Alan Shaw and the NS senior executive team on the NYSE bell podium were six craft railroaders from the company’s operating division.

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Shaw emphasizes customer service at NS shareholders meeting

Norfolk Southern Railway will deliver long-term value to shareholders by becoming more customer-centric and operations-driven, President and CEO Alan Shaw said at the company's annual meeting held last week.

“My first priority, and the top priority of every member of the Norfolk Southern team, is to restore service to the quality our customers expect and deserve,” said Shaw in a press release.

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NS report highlights projects funded by green bonds

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 5/12/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image NS was the first Class I to issue green bonds. Photo – nscorp.com

Norfolk Southern Corp. yesterday reported on projects funded by $500 million in green bonds the company issued in 2021.

NS was the first Class I to issue green bonds. The company allocated $496 million in net proceeds from its green bonds to fund eligible projects as defined under the NS Green Financing Framework.

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Shaw kicks off first days as Norfolk Southern's top executive

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 5/2/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
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Alan Shaw yesterday began his first day as Norfolk Southern Railway’s new president and CEO.

Today, Shaw sent to NS employees an open letter that outlines the Class I’s priorities under his leadership, starting with restoring service to meet customers' expected level of service quality. The railroad is "taking the right steps" toward that goal by accelerating its new TOP|SPG operating plan and hiring the conductors the railroad needs to execute the plan reliably, he wrote.

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