Norfolk Southern Completes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Improvements in 2023

Norfolk Southern Corporation’s Engineering team completed $1 billion in infrastructure improvement projects in 2023. Throughout company’s 22-state network comprehensive improvements were made to safety infrastructure, tracks, bridges, and public crossings.

“Our extensive infrastructure work is an important component of being a customer-centric, operations-driven railroad and represents an investment in the safety of our operations,” said Paul Duncan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “To safely deliver reliable and resilient service, our rails, bridges, and structures must be maintained to the highest standards, maximizing their productive lifespan.”

In 2023, Norfolk Southern’s Engineering team delivered a robust schedule of infrastructure improvement projects, including:

Safety Infrastructure

  • 108 hot box detectors installed
  • 17 acoustic bearing detectors installed
  • 218 CTC to ITCM towers added
  • 2 Digital Train Inspection portals constructed


  • 619 track miles of rail work completed, an 8% increase over 2022
  • 2.1 million replacement cross ties installed
  • 1,745 miles of track surfaced
  • 523 panel turnouts and 14 crossing diamonds installed


  • 40 bridges replaced
  • 32,743 bridge ties installed
  • 40,398 bridge, culvert, and tunnel inspections completed

Public Crossings

  • 110 grade crossing warning systems added

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: February 6, 2024