Norfolk Southern intermodal train.

USA: Norfolk Southern Corp has announced a restructuring of its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transport of automotive parts, with other business to be transferred to its intermodal network.

TCS said on September 18 it would continue to operate its RoadRailer trains between Detroit and Kansas City ‘for the foreseeable future’, but would switch to containers elsewhere. The TCS workforce will be cut from 240 to around 40 by the end of the year.

‘This change is a natural evolution in the business,’ said Alan H Shaw, NS Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer. ‘We want to retain the best of TCS in specific markets, with efficient door-to-door logistics and award-winning customer service.’