NS Louisville, KY—Buechel

Gate Entrance: 4705 Jennings Lane
, Louisville KY 40218 | Google MapWebsite | Interstate Access: I-264 | MAFC Corridors: I-65

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Louisville-Buechel Intermodal Terminal (LOU) is one of three intermodal terminals in Kentucky. It is an older facility, constructed in 1977.  LOU can be accessed via I-65 and the terminal is located within four miles of Interstates 64 and 71.  NS Louisville-Appliance Park is located within 2.5 miles of Buechel.

Buechel has a capacity of 80,000 lifts per year.

According to the 2013 National Transportation Atlas Database, the facility is located on the Louisville Subdivision. CSX has trackage rights over this line.

Intermodal Connectors

  • Newburg Road
  • Bishop Lane
  • Jennings Lane

Note: under Map-21, the intermodal connectors differ in the vicinity of Buechel.

Intermodal Lanes

According to Norfolk Southern, the Buechel facility has TOFC/COFC capabilities and serves the following destinations:


  • Charleston, SC: North Charleston (NCH)
  • Jacksonville, FL: Simpson Yard (EDG)
  • Norfolk, VA: Norfolk International
Terminal (NIT)
  • Norfolk, VA: Portsmouth (PMT)


  • Savannah, GA: Garden City ICTF

Buechel also receives trailers and containers from Miami, FL.

Lift Counts

According to NS, the facility handled 60,000 lifts/year in 2012.

Warehousing and Distribution

The following map shows the locations of warehouses and distribution centers in the vicinity of the NS Louisville-Buechel facility.

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