Our Green News

November 29, 2010

Norfolk Southern issues 2010 sustainability report, outlines 2011 environmental goals

NORFOLK, VA - Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) has issued its third annual sustainability report, available for the first time exclusively on the company's environmental website, Footprints, at www.NSsustainability.com. The 2010 sustainability report describes Norfolk Southern's plans to achieve its new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal and tracks initiatives in responsible economic, environmental, and social performance.

October 21, 2010

Norfolk Southern: Green and getting greener

NORFOLK, VA. - For environmentalism in 2010, Norfolk Southern Corporation’s score improved to 71.28 of 100 points, and its ranking improved to 233 among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, according to NEWSWEEK magazine.

September 13, 2010

Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor: Good news for the U.S., West Virginia, and rail customers

PRICHARD, W.VA. - Guests at a ceremony here saw something they hadn't seen before when Norfolk Southern Train 236 rolled through at 11 a.m. today.

September 9, 2010

"New thinking, new resolve, and new optimism" characterize official opening of Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor

RADFORD, VA. - Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor - one of the most extensive railroad engineering projects in modern times and a template for public-private partnerships that strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure - officially opened for business today.

September 1, 2010

Progress Rail, Norfolk Southern announce order of four additional high-horsepower locomotives powered by new generation of Caterpillar engines

ALBERTVILLE, AL. & NORFOLK, VA. - Progress Rail Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., and Norfolk Southern have announced the order of additional EPA Tier 2 compliant, high-horsepower repower locomotives - designated the PR43C.

September 1, 2010

Norfolk Southern targets carbon emissions-reduction goal

NORFOLK, VA. - Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) today announced a five-year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-savings technology and improvements in operating efficiencies.

June 7, 2010

Norfolk Southern and GE Announce Success of Breakthrough Technology To Help Railroads Move Freight Faster and Smarter

June 7, 2010 - Atlanta, GA. - Norfolk Southern and GE Transportation today announced the success of a technology that could change the rail industry by increasing the average network speed of trains by 10-20 percent or two-to-four miles-per-hour.