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Multimodal Transportation Resources - Rail and Water Transportation

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37243
phone (615) 741.2781
fax (615) 253.1482


The Multimodal Transportation Resources Division has three offices to enhance rail transportation in Tennessee:


Tennessee has a long, rich history with railroads.  Currently, six Class 1 railroads operate in Tennessee:

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe
  • Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad
  • CSX Transportation
  • Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railroad

Tennessee also has a large network of Shortline Railroads and two Rail Fixed Guideway Systems (RFGSs).