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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).