Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Norfolk Southern
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NSC)
Headquartered in: 
Virginia
Major Industry: 
railroads
Specific Industry: 
railroads
Penalty total since 2000: 
$56,195,825
Number of records: 
1,371
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$30,493,5218
safety-related offenses$13,249,0341,351
environment-related offenses$12,453,27012
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
employment discrimination$29,408,5216
railroad safety violation$13,168,9751,345
environmental violation$12,453,27012
benefit plan administrator violation$1,000,0001
workplace whistleblower retaliation$85,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

ALABAMA GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD; Chesapeake Western Railway; CONSOLIDATED RAIL; NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH BELT LINE RAILROAD; Norfolk Southern; NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD; NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY / CONWAY; NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPAN; NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY (NSRC); NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY EAST END SHOPS

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,067,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company environmental violation 2010 EPA $4,000,000
Norfolk Southern Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Norfolk Southern Corp. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $492,000
Norfolk Southern Railway employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $396,521
Norfolk Southern Corporation employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $350,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2011 PHMSA $126,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Compan employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $110,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2010 PHMSA $98,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $95,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Corp. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2020 OSHA $85,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2011 PHMSA $77,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $60,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $53,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $52,950
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $51,000
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $45,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $44,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $43,500
Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $41,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $35,100
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $34,540
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $33,750
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $32,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $32,500
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $32,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $30,100
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $29,700
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $29,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $28,725
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $28,650
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $28,600
Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $28,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $28,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $27,950
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $27,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $27,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $26,875
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $26,550
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $26,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $26,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $26,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $25,850
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $25,820
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,600
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $25,000
Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $25,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY (NSRC) environmental violation 2015 EPA $25,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $24,850
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $24,800
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $24,675
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $24,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $24,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $24,500
Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $24,200
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,800
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,525
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,250
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,110
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $23,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $22,950
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $22,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,450
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $22,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,000
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $21,850
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $21,850
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,825
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,550
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $21,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $21,475
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $21,300
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $21,200
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $21,175
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $21,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $21,000
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $20,675
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,635
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,625
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $20,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $20,400
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $20,350
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $20,200
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $20,075
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO. environmental violation 2003 EPA $20,040
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $20,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $20,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $20,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $19,825
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $19,700
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $19,668
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $19,650
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