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    ​Freight Rail Track Mileage

    Georgia boasts one of the most extensive freight rail systems in the U.S., with approximatly 5,000 miles of track transporting more than 196 million tons of freight.

    3,631

    Mainline (Class 1)

    Estimated Track Route Mileage

    1,012

    Shortline

    Estimated Track Route Mileage


     

    Plans & Reports


     

    ​Passenger Rail

    The Georgia Rail Passenger Program consists of a comprehensive plan for two distinct kinds of rail transportation: commuter and intercity trains, and proposed high-speed rail systems.

    Commuter Rail

    Georgia's seven commuter lines serve 55 communities. Once the 425-mile system is complete, commuter trains will transport over 40,000 people to and from work everyday.

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    Intercity Rail

    Intercity passenger rail service is provided by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known as “AMTRAK.” A two-tiered intercity passenger rail network has been proposed for Georgia.

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    High-Speed Rail

    In addition to Georgia’s proposed systems of commuter and intercity rail, Georgia is also reviewing opportunities for high-speed rail.

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    Rail

    The Georgia Rail System is made up of passenger rail, commuter rail and freight rail service, which consists of over 5,000 route miles.

     

    Program Standard

    Rail Transit Safety & Security Oversight

    High Speed Rail Planning Study

     

    Georgia Rail Map

    Georgia Rail Map

    Georgia boasts one of the most extensive Freight Rail systems in the U.S., with 5,000 miles of track that run through most of the state’s 159 counties.
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    Class I Railroads

    The Freight Rail System primarily consists of two Class 1 Railroads—Norfolk Southern and CSX, which own and operate 71% of the total state system.

    Railroad ​Railroad Miles
    Norfolk Southern 1,912
    ​CSX ​1,626
     

    Light Density Lines

    Georgia DOT owns nearly 540 miles of light density rail line. Approximately 90% of the 540 miles is leased to a shortline operator.

    Overview

    The Georgia Rail Passenger Program (GRPP) consists of a comprehensive plan for two distinct kinds of rail transportation: commuter and intercity trains. Commuter trains would serve inbound commuters going to work in the metro Atlanta area in the morning and then traveling home in the evening. Intercity trains would connect communities throughout Georgia and the Southeast. 

    The GRPP contains seven commuter rail lines, seven lines of intercity rail service as well as the Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT).

    Intercity Rail

    Intercity Passenger Rail Service in Georgia is provided by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known commonly as “AMTRAK.”  


    Commuter Rail

    Georgia's seven commuter lines serve 55 communities. Once the 425-mile system is complete, commuter trains will transport over 40,000 people to and from work everyday. Intercity trains will run on over a thousand miles of Georgia's railroads, connecting communities all over the state.

    View Commuter Rail Service Map

     

    Passenger Rail Service Links

     

    High-Speed Rail

    Studies continue for high-speed passenger rail service on four corridors:

    • Atlanta to Birmingham
    • Atlanta to Charlotte
    • Atlanta to Louisville
    • Macon to Jacksonville
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