On Oct. 3 Norfolk Southern Corporation reopened its intermodal terminal in New Orleans. The facility had been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Aug. 29.
The terminal is now accepting inbound and outbound shipments at the gate. The yard is located at 2900 Florida Ave., New Orleans. Due to local curfews, the terminal will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“The restoration of intermodal service will assist with the transportation of reconstruction and relief materials to the Gulf Coast region,” said Bob Huffman, vice president intermodal operations. “We are working closely with our customers to coordinate our start-up plans with the goal of resuming regular service quickly and safely.’
Norfolk Southern also reopened its Oliver Yard Terminal, located at 2101 Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The yard serves local industrial customers and interchanges freight with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which serves the Port of New Orleans.