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Rail Systems in Indiana

Indianapolis was the first U.S. city whose growth was dependent entirely on railroads. Three of the nations’ Class I freight railroads - CSX Transportation, Canadian National Railway, and Norfolk Southern Railway have main lines in Indiana that link multiple manufacturing regions throughout the country.  Indiana has 39 Class II and Class III railroads, one intercity passenger railroad – Amtrak, one commuter railroad – Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and five tourist railroads.

About Multimodal

The efficient and effective movement of people and goods requires a balanced transportation system offering a variety of transportation modes, including highways, air, rail, pipeline and water. INDOT’s Multimodal Planning and Programs division includes the offices of Aviation, Freight, Public Transit, Rail, and Passenger Rail. Our goal is to develop and improve transportation modes in a seamless system that is more efficient, flexible, and environmentally sustainable, and meets the needs of travelers and shippers alike.


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