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...Read More.
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...Read More.
Thursday February 4, 2016
RALEIGH - Check out the February Rail Report, featuring stories on: The 2016 Southeast Rail Forum Dec. 15, 2016 Ribbon Cutting for the First Cars built by Vertex NCDOT’s BeRailSafe Initiative Piedmont Improvement Program Updates And more! Click here to read this...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
Friday January 29, 2016
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Belmont. NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Parkdale Drive and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. Paid for with...Read More.
GOVERNOR MCCRORY ANNOUNCES MAJOR TRANSPORTATION HUB PROJECT; CAROLINA CONNECTOR CREATES JOBS, BOOSTS STATE’S ECONOMY
Thursday January 14, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that CSX plans to build a major shipping hub in Johnston County, continuing his vision of bolstering economic development in eastern North Carolina. Over time, the project could bring 1,500 statewide jobs to North Carolina and provide an...Read More.
Friday January 8, 2016
RALEIGH - Check out the January Rail Report, featuring stories on:Johnston County Schools and BeRailSafe’s Rail Safety InitiativeGulf & Ohio Railways Selected to Operate Global Trans Park Rail LineSanta TrainRecent EventsPiedmont Improvement Program UpdatesTo read the Rail Report click...Read More.
Wednesday December 9, 2015
CHARLOTTE - The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division is collaborating with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) on a Rail Workforce Assessment Study. The study will help determine the need for a North Carolina-based railroad...Read More.
Wednesday December 2, 2015
Looking for some last minute holiday fun? Join Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and North Carolina’s Amtrak this Saturday, Dec. 5, for Santa Train Charlotte! To get on board, book a seat on the Piedmont #74 departing Charlotte at noon, with stops at Kannapolis and Salisbury. Passengers...Read More.
Sunday November 29, 2015
RALEIGH – Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, Piedmont trains 73, 74, 75 and 76 will operate on updated schedules to compensate for construction projects taking place on the Raleigh-Charlotte corridor in 2016. These projects are part of the Piedmont Improvement Project (PIP), a series of railroad and...Read More.
Friday November 13, 2015
RALEIGH – College students travelling to see friends and family can save money on tickets through North Carolina’s Amtrak. Students can use Fare Code V703 through June 30, 2016 and enjoy a 15 percent discount. Discounts are also available for AAA Motor Club members, seniors, Veterans Advantage...Read More.
Thursday September 17, 2015
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory and Secretary of Transportation Nick Tennyson announced that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Southeast Corridor from Richmond to Raleigh (R2R) has been signed by the Federal Railroad Administration, the State of North Carolina, and the...Read More.
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...Read More.
Monday May 25, 2015
On May 25, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Piedmont train, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division will launch its new Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi Service. The addition of complimentary Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi will ensure complete wireless internet services to passengers...Read More.
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Are you traveling with a large group - for school, church, or just for fun? North Carolina's Amtrak makes it easy - and affordable! Passengers traveling together in groups of 20 or more will receive a discount off the normal rail fare, or a free escort ticket for each 20 travelers. These discount...Read More.
Saturday April 4, 2015
It’s a new year – and the perfect time to discover a new way to get information about train travel in North Carolina! North Carolina’s Amtrak is now on Facebook. The page, which launched this month, is a one-stop-shop for all the information you need about taking the train in North Carolina. The...Read More.