NS Chicago—47th Street

Gate Entrance: 361 West 47th Street, 
Chicago IL 60609 | Google MapWebsite | Interstate Access: I-90/94 | MAFC Corridors: I-55, I-90, I-94

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) 47th Street Intermodal Terminal (C47) is one of four NS intermodal terminals in Chicago. The other terminals are: NS Chicago (Landers Yard), Calumet, and 63rd Street.

C47 has a capacity of 700,000 lifts per year. According to the 2013 National Transportation Atlas Database, this terminal is located on the NS Chicago Line Subdivision. Amtrak has trackage rights over this line.

Norfolk Southern plans to expand the intermodal terminal by 84 acres or 57 percent. The expansion entails twenty city blocks in an area bounded by Garfield Boulevard, 61st Street, Wallace Street, and Stewart Avenue. The area would be south of Garfield on the accompanying map. Englewood community efforts to improve community spaces, industrial land use buffers, and air quality were part of the negotiations.

Intermodal Connectors

There are a number of intermodal connectors in the vicinity of the 47th Street terminal. The 51st Street connector accesses the Pepsi Distributor.

  • 47th Street
  • 51st Street
  • Wentworth Avenue

Intermodal Lanes

According to Norfolk Southern, the following services originate at 47th Street.


  • Albany, NY: Port of Albany (ABY)
  • Ayer, MA: Ayer (AYR)
  • Buffalo, NY: Bison Yard (BSN)
  • Toledo, OH: Toledo (TOL)

COFC only

  • Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Intermodal Terminal (MPH)
  • Detroit, MI: Livernois (LIV)
  • Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg (HBG)
  • Philadelphia, PA: Morrisville Intermodal Terminal (MRV)
  • Scranton, PA: Taylor (TAY)

The NS 47th terminal also receives COFC traffic from New York Metro, NY: E-Rail (ERL)

Lift Counts

Data reported by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Counts are listed by year.

  • 2012: 566,586
  • 2011: 523,737
  • 2010: 488,685
  • 2009: 429,091

Warehousing and Distribution

The following map shows the locations of warehouses, and distribution centers in the vicinity of the NS 47th Street facility. An access road runs through the terminal to the Pepsi Bottler.

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