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.
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.
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 Passenger Rail Service in Georgia is provided by the National Railroad
Passenger Corporation, known commonly as “AMTRAK.”
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.
Rail Service Map
Passenger Rail Service Links
Studies continue for high-speed passenger rail service on four corridors:
- Atlanta to Birmingham
- Atlanta to Charlotte
- Atlanta to Louisville
- Macon to Jacksonville