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CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Corporation offer comprehensive rail service throughout the nation, including Georgia. Georgia has nearly 5,000 miles of railroad, predominantly operated by these two companies, with modern and efficient classification yards located throughout the State.
To help maintain light-density railroad routes important to the state’s rural areas, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) owns more than 400 miles of rail lines that are leased to commercial operators. Rail passenger service is provided by AMTRAK, with stops in Atlanta, Gainesville, Jesup, Savannah, and Toccoa. A network of commuter rail services is being planned for the metropolitan Atlanta area.
CSX and Norfolk Southern have made substantial commitments to their intermodal capabilities, with six intermodal terminals throughout the state. As a result, Atlanta has emerged as one of the nation’s rail hubs. Expedited all-piggyback and container train services are available between the Savannah container port and Atlanta, with piggyback service available to all major communities.