Norfolk Southern said Monday that it had opened the third intermodal terminal near Greencastle, Penn. on the Crescent Corridor, which connects both the Southeast and Northeast.
The railroad said the 200-acre terminal, built at a cost of $97 million
terminal, will connect Central Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Northern Virginia to domestic and world markets while creating some 126 jobs at the site.
The facility is a public-private partnership involving $52 million in NS funds and supported by a $45 million investment by Pennsylvania. It is part of the railroad's Crescent Corridor series of projects, a 2,500-mile network of rail and terminals that helps moderate truck traffic on congested roadways and reduce carbon emissions.
The new terminal has 670 paved trailer/container parking spots, and Norfolk Southern says it will be a major gateway for freight in the Mid-Atlantic.
Last year, the company opened Crescent Corridor terminals in Birmingham, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., and construction of a fourth Crescent Corridor-related intermodal terminal, located in Charlotte, N.C., is underway. - Chris Dupin