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BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION ADOPTS NC COMPREHENSIVE STATE RAIL PLAN

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Thursday September 3, 2015

RALEIGH- The North Carolina Board of Transportation adopted the 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan at its meeting on August 5, 2015. The Rail Plan was created to identify near- and long-term freight, passenger, and safety projects in addition to other rail initiatives that will help better serve our...

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY FUTURE SOUTHEAST RAILROAD NETWORK

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Thursday August 27, 2015

RALEIGH — USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx announced last month that a federally-led regional study will be conducted to develop a shared, workable vision for a Southeast passenger rail network. Secretary Foxx noted that: "A world-class passenger rail network in our fastest-growing regions is no...

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RIDE THE RAILS TO THE N.C. STATE FAIR OCT. 16-25

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Thursday August 20, 2015

North Carolina’s Amtrak makes a special stop right in front of the North Carolina State Fair Oct. 16-25. To get there, simply take the morning Carolinian 80 train that departs Charlotte at 7 a.m. The train stops in Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham and Cary...

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SPECIAL STOP AT LEXINGTON BARBECUE FESTIVAL OCT. 24

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Thursday August 20, 2015

North Carolina’s Amtrak will make special stops in Lexington for the city’s renowned 32nd Annual Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24. As part of the free festival, the streets of Historic Uptown Lexington are transformed into a playground with food, entertainment, shopping and lots of...

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HOP ON BOARD THE CAROLINA PANTHERS TRAIN

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Thursday August 20, 2015

Did you know that North Carolina’s Amtrak provides a convenient way to watch the Carolina Panthers play, without the hassle of driving and parking? The “Panthers train” (Piedmont 73) departs the Raleigh Amtrak station at 7 a.m. on game days with stops in Cary, Durham,...

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RIDE TO THE DAY OUT WITH THOMAS EVENT!

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Thursday August 20, 2015

Ride North Carolina’s Amtrak to the Day Out With Thomas™ event featuring the famed Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4.  The train arrives at the Salisbury depot where a free trolley is waiting to greet passengers...

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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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JULY RAIL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

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Friday July 10, 2015

RALEIGH- Check out the July Rail Report, featuring stories on: ·         NCDOT Crossing Safety Blitz a Success in Johnston County ·         N.C. to D.C. Train Trip with Our State ·         ASLRRA President Linda Darr visits Carolina Coastal Railway ·         PIP...

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NCDOT CROSSING BLITZ A SUCCESS IN JOHNSTON COUNTY

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Thursday June 4, 2015

RALEIGH- On June 3, the N.C. Department of Transportation worked with local law enforcement to hold two simultaneous Crossing Blitzes in Johnston County.  The Crossing Blitzes were at the intersection of the railroad and Peedin Road in Smithfield and the intersection of the railroad and Ricks Road...

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NCDOT RELEASES JUNE RAIL REPORT

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Wednesday June 3, 2015

RALEIGH- Check out the June Rail Report, featuring stories on: The Southeast Corridor Meeting held in Raleigh on May 6The Raleigh Union Station Groundbreaking event held on May 8The NCDOT Board’s approval of an Operating Agreement for Piedmont and Northern Railway Line in Gaston CountyBlue Ridge...

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HAVE A SAFE SUMMER BY STAYING OFF THE TRACKS

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Monday June 1, 2015

Raleigh- As summer break starts across North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to remind parents and students of the dangers and legal issues of walking along, playing on or taking pictures on railroad tracks. Railroad tracks and the land along them, known as the “right...

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WI-FI NOW AVAILABLE FOR PIEDMONT TRAIN SERVICE

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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...

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NCDOT LAUNCHES WI-FI ON PIEDMONT TRAIN SERVICE ON MAY 25

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Thursday May 21, 2015

Raleigh – In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Piedmont train, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has launched its new Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi Service. The addition of complimentary Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi will ensure complete wireless internet services to passengers...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION TO CLOSE A PORTION OF POMEROY STREET FOR SEWER LINE INSTALLATION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY

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Thursday May 14, 2015

GREENSBORO —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a small portion of Pomeroy Street in Graham this weekend while crews install a new sewage line under the roadway. The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. During...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION DIRECTOR STATEMENT ON CRASH OF AMTRAK TRAIN 188

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Paul Worley has released a statement about the crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew, family and friends of Amtrak Train 188. We are always very thankful and appreciative...

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THE CAROLINIAN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE MAY 9 AND MAY 11

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Friday May 8, 2015

RALEIGH-North Carolina’s Amtrak is celebrating the anniversary of the Carolinian passenger rail service with special activities in stations throughout the state on May 9 and May 11. The Carolinian, which operates daily between New York City and Charlotte, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous...

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TRAVEL WITH A GROUP AND SAVE!

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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...

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NORTH CAROLINA’S AMTRAK NOW ON FACEBOOK

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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...

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