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MEBANE EVENT PROMOTES RAIL SAFETY

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Friday June 10, 2016

RALEIGH – Pedestrians and motorists passing through downtown Mebane got a quick lesson in rail safety Friday. N.C. Transportation’s Rail Division teamed up with the Mebane and Burlington police departments, as well as Alamance County and Orange County sheriff departments, North Carolina...

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NCDOT RELEASES MAY RAIL REPORT

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Thursday June 2, 2016

RALEIGH - Check out the May Rail Report, featuring stories on: Special $5 kids’ fare for summer Rail Division projects and the STI Train host milestones Baseball season along the rail corridor Piedmont Improvement Program updates And more! Click here to read...

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HAVE A SAFE SUMMER BY STAYING OFF THE TRACKS

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Monday May 23, 2016

RALEIGH – Governor McCrory launched his 25-Year Vision for North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure with rail as a critical component. In 2015, North Carolina had the most exports to international markets in state history, totaling $31.2 billion, and rail service plays a critical role in...

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NC BY TRAIN OFFERING $5 KIDS TICKETS

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Friday May 13, 2016

Book now for summer travel RALEIGH - Families looking for a fun summer outing can enjoy a special $5 kids’ fare through Aug. 31. NC By Train is offering a special $5 kids fare to travel the rails this summer. Use promotional code V765 to take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for up to two...

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NCDOT RELEASES APRIL RAIL REPORT

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Thursday April 7, 2016

RALEIGH - Check out the April Rail Report, featuring stories on: Intertape Polymer Group’s new facility along the ACWR Railroad in Cabarrus County BeRailSafe grant to study rail trespassing CLNA/CSX A Line Double Diamond The annual Train Host meeting Raleigh Union...

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NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT PROGRAM

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Tuesday April 5, 2016

Amtrak has launched a new Student Discount Program. Open to students ages 17 to 25 with a valid student ID, the new program offers a 15 percent discount on train travel with 3-day advance purchase of tickets. The Student Discount Program will replace the membership-only Student Advantage and...

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BASEBALL SEASON STARTS UP ALONG RAIL CORRIDOR

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Tuesday April 5, 2016

If you’re planning to attend any minor league ball games this season for the following teams, make sure to check out the NC By Train booth! We’ll be on hand at various games along the rail corridor. Stop by and grab some free goodies, talk to our volunteers about taking the train, and enter to...

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NCDOT IMPROVES HARNETT COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Friday April 1, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection north of Lillington. NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Harnett Central Road and Norfolk Southern Corp. railroad tracks. Paid for with...

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NCDOT IMPROVES DAVIDSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Monday March 14, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Welcome. NCDOT installed crossing signals, gates and cantilevers at the intersection of Welcome Center Boulevard and Winston-Salem Southbound Railway tracks. Paid...

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NCDOT IMPROVES GUILFORD COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Wednesday March 9, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in High Point. NCDOT installed crossing signals, gates and cantilevers at the intersection of Pendleton Street and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. Paid for with...

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NCDOT RELEASES MARCH RAIL REPORT

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Friday March 4, 2016

RALEIGH - Check out the March Rail Report, featuring stories on: NC By Train’s new “Go. Reconnect” ad campaign The 2016 Southeast Rail Forum Train service during winter storms NCDOT’s BeRailSafe initiative Piedmont Improvement Program updates And more! Click...

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NCDOT IMPROVES SCOTLAND COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Friday February 26, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Laurinburg. NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Biggs Street and the CSX railroad tracks. Paid for with funds...

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PETS NOW PERMITTED ON NC BY TRAIN

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Tuesday February 16, 2016

Passengers are now permitted to travel aboard the Piedmont and Carolinian with small cats and dogs for a $25 fee. Some key parts of the new guidelines include: Only one pet per passenger is allowed. Pets must be at least eight weeks old and weigh a maximum of 20 pounds, including...

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NCDOT WARNS PUBLIC TO STAY OFF RAILROAD TRACKS

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Tuesday February 9, 2016

Walking on Tracks is Illegal, Dangerous – Even Deadly   RALEIGH – Julia Littlejohn just wanted to find her lost dog. She didn’t think twice about climbing up onto the tracks. “I’m up on the tracks, and I hear this loud horn,” she said. That horn signaled a fast-approaching train, one...

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VIDEO: NCDOT AIMS TO IMPROVE RAIL SERVICE IN N.C.

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Friday February 5, 2016

The N.C. Department of Transportation is halfway through construction of the Piedmont Improvement Program, and wants to remind NC By Train passengers that while some of these projects will cause temporary service delays, they will increase efficiency and safety in the future. This video...

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NEW “GO. RECONNECT.” AD CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR NC BY TRAIN

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Tuesday February 2, 2016

The N.C. Department of Transportation is launching a new advertising campaign this month to promote NC By Train - the state’s passenger rail service that is operated by the department. The “Go. Reconnect.” campaign features images of train travelers as they ride NC By Train, formerly known as...

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COLLEGE STUDENT? SAVE 15% ON TICKET

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Monday February 1, 2016

Are you a college student on a budget? NC By Train offers a great travel option for you! College students can save 15 percent on the price of their ticket on the Piedmont and Carolinian trains with our college student discount. Simply use the code V703 to receive the discount when booking your...

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BICYCLES NOW WELCOME ABOARD MORE NC TRAINS

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Tuesday August 4, 2015

North Carolina’s Amtrak now offers walk-up checked bicycle service aboard Carolinian trains 79 and 80 at the following stations: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Charlotte. Walk-up bicycles are free of charge, but reservations are...

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