• New Orleans Public Belt

    a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries.
  • The Port of New Orleans

    The New Orleans Public Belt is the exclusive railroad servicing all of the Port of New Orleans.
  • Huey P. Long Bridge

    This NOPB-owned and maintained bridge over the Mississippi River is the longest and highest steel railroad bridge in the U.S.
  • NOPB Pullman Cars

    The NOPB owns two fully restored business cars which can be rented for functions at either our home office or in the French Market.
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NOPB Moving Forward

International Ties; North American Reach

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries. The NOPB is a neutral carrier, with direct connections to six (6) Class 1 Railroads, for which we play an important role in expediting local and intermediate freight through the strategic New Orleans rail gateway. The NOPB is a diversified company, with a full service car repair shop, locomotive shop, track maintenance and repair division, and railcar storage capabilities.

Our goal is to provide customers with a first class transportation solution focused on safety, customer service, greater productivity, reliability, and expense management.

NEWS ALERT: U.S. 90 Huey P. Long paint project underway

BRIDGE CITY, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has begun a $19.7 million project to clean and paint the railroad portion of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Lane closures are scheduled for the duration of the project. The eastbound and westbound left lanes will be closed continuously with temporary concrete barriers for the duration of the project, reducing the bridge to two lanes in each direction. There are no vehicle restrictions during the lane closures. Future lane closure schedules will be announced as the project progresses. Suggested alternate routes are U.S. 90 West to the Luling Bridge at I-310 or U.S. 90 East/Westbank Expressway to the Greater New Orleans/Crescent City Connection Bridge.

 Read the full DOTD news release here:  http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=12511