NS Chicago—Calumet

Gate Entrance: 2040 East 106th Street, Chicago, IL 60617 | Google MapWebsite | Interstate Access: I-94 | MAFC Corridors: I-57, I-90, I-94

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Calumet Intermodal Terminal (CAL) is a small terminal located in Calumet, IL near the Lake Calumet waterway. This terminal is one of four NS intermodal terminals in Chicago. The others are NS Chicago (Landers Yard), 47th Street, and 63rd Street. It is sited near I-94 and within the I-90 and I-57 corridors.

According to Illinois DOT, the NS Nickel Plate Main Line (Chicago District) runs through the terminal and there is trackage that runs to the Port of Chicago docks on the Lake Calumet waterway. NS’s Triple Crown Service that uses RoadRailers® is available at this location.

Intermodal Connectors

NS Calumet Intermodal Terminal can be accessed via I-94 and I-90 through a series of National Highway System (NHS) designated roads and intermodal connectors classified as “major port facility.” The intermodal connectors that access the facility are:

  • 103rd Street
  • 106th Street

Intermodal Lanes

According to Norfolk Southern, the following services originate at Calumet:


  • Greensboro, NC: Merritt Drive (MRT)


  • Charlotte, NC: Tyron Street (BRW)
  • New York Metro: Elizabeth Marine Terminal, NJ
  • New York Metro: NY: E-Rail (ERL)
  • New York Metro: NY Container Terminal (NYC)

Services terminating at Calumet originate at the following terminals:


  • Greensboro, NC: Merritt Drive (MRT)
  • New York Metro: NY Container Terminal (NYC)


  • Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg (HBG)
  • Philadelphia, PA: Morrisville Intermodal Terminal (MRV)

Lift Counts

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

  • 2012: 47,993
  • 2011: 40,513
  • 2010: 33,257
  • 2009: 23,074

Warehousing and Distribution

The following map shows the locations of other freight industry traffic generators in the vicinity of the NS Calumet facility. Norfolk Southern has a “Mixing Center” on Torrence Avenue where automobiles are unloaded, sorted, and reloaded according to a common destination. The automotive distribution facility is outside the map extent.

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