Rail

With over 4,600 miles of active rail lines, Georgia has the largest rail network in the Southeast. Georgia’s location provides direct rail access to the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States.

Georgia DOT’s Intermodal Division conducts planning and project development for freight, passenger, and commuter rail operations within the state, and the development of the State Rail Plan, which identifies long-range freight and passenger needs.

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Georgia Railroad Map

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By the Numbers

4,600

Resurfacing

Active Rail Miles

465

Safety and Rehabilitation

GDOT Active Miles

28

Bridges

Freight Railroads


5

Resurfacing

Tourist Rail Operations

4

Safety and Rehabilitation

Amtrak Routes

2

Bridges

Deepwater Ports



​Freight Rail

Georgia boasts one of the most extensive freight rail systems in the U.S. that transports more than 196 million tons of freight. The railroad system in Georgia includes 28 freight railroads, including two Class I railroads – Norfolk Southern and CSX, as well as the largest intermodal facility on the East Coast.

3,631

Mainline (Class 1) Track Mileage

Estimated Track Route Mileage

1,012

Shortline Track Mileage

Estimated Track Route Mileage



​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.

Intercity Rail
High-Speed Rail
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