Friday, March 06, 2009

Norfolk Southern eyes Pennsylvania intermodal site

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Continuing its advancement of the Crescent Corridor, Norfolk Southern appears ready to begin developing a major intermodal hub in Chambersburg, Pa., near the Maryland border, in conjunction with the Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. Corporation President L. Michael Ross said the NS site will be accessible by road via Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in what will be the Antrim Commons Business Park.

Two Baltimore area-based companies, Atapco Properties Inc. and Chesapeake Real Estate Group, are developing Antrim Commons Business Park. Geoff Lilja, a partner in Chesapeake Real Estate Group, confirmed that the companies are in discussions with the Class I railroad but that no deal has been consummated. “As far as I know, they haven’t settled on any land site,” Lilja said.