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New NS headquarters awarded LEED Gold certification

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 4/29/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image The 750,000-square-foot headquarters opened in November 2021. Photo – nscorp.com

Norfolk Southern Railway announced its new corporate headquarters in Atlanta has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The certification is considered the most widely-used green building rating system in the world. Gold certification was obtained for the building’s design and construction, including sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality, NS officials said in a press release.

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NS to permanently protect wetlands in South Carolina

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 4/27/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image This is the third easement donated to Lowcountry Land Trust, which protects more than 150,000 acres of ecologically significant land. Photo – NS

Norfolk Southern Railway yesterday announced plans to permanently protect 1,105 acres of wetlands along South Carolina’s coastal plain through a conservation easement.

The "ecologically significant land" is home to the Coldwater Branch Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank at Brosnan Forest, NS' 14,400-acre timber and wildlife preserve northwest of Charleston, NS officials said in a press release.

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Norfolk Southern reports revenue, income records in Q1

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 4/27/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image NS posted Q1 2022 operating revenue of $2.9 billion, up 10% compared with last year's results, driven by a 16% increase in revenue per unit. Photo – nscorp.com

Norfolk Southern Corp. today reported first-quarter 2022 financial results that included first-quarter records for railway operating revenue, income from railway operations, net income and diluted earnings per share.

NS posted Q1 2022 operating revenue of $2.9 billion, up 10% compared with last year's results, driven by a 16% increase in revenue per unit.

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NS expands conductor trainee incentive program

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 4/18/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image NS conductors are guaranteed minimum annual pay of $52,000 with benefits. Photo – nscorp.com

Norfolk Southern Railway is expanding its conductor trainee incentive program to Bellevue, Ohio; Elkhart, Indiana; and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The program includes starting bonuses of $5,000.

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NS, Commtrex to expand customer access to transload facilities

Rail News Home Norfolk Southern Railway 4/7/2022 Rail News: Norfolk Southern Railway
image Commtrex will offer a comprehensive database of NS' transload facilities for shipping customers to search. Photo – nscorp.com

Norfolk Southern Railway yesterday announced a partnership with Commtrex to increase access to and visibility of transload facilities on the Class I’s network.

Shippers using the network will be able to use Commtrex’s database to search among the 32 rail-served transload facilities by location, commodities handled and other parameters, NS officials said in a press release. That will help shippers connect to every major container port in the eastern United States, they added.

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