Norfolk Southern to open Ohio training center amid safety investigation

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) is creating a regional training center in Ohio and expanding its first responder training program amid pressure to improve safety practices, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Plans for safety training center were made a day after the National Transportation Safety Board announced it opened a special investigation into the Atlanta-based transportation service company’s organization and safety culture.

Due to the amount and severity of the company’s recent accidents, the NTSB urged Norfolk Southern to review and assess its practices and implement changes to improve safety…

The company’s new safety training center will provide free training for first responders from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the greater region. The company intends for the facility to improve coordination between railroads and first responders in an emergency response.