Tuesday October 6, 2015
RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has decided not to go through with a proposed rail crossing closure in Thomasville due to opposition from local residents. In April 2015, NCDOT engineers requested that the rail crossing at Hillcrest Circle (SR 2133) be evaluated for closure. The Rail...Read More.
Monday September 21, 2015
RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division’s BeRailSafe program urges individuals and professional photographers to stop taking photographs on railroad tracks, property and equipment. There are both safety and legal reasons for this message: Railroad tracks are not safe. Train...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 September 8, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $10.2 million grading contract to C.M. Lindsay & Sons, Inc., of Lumberton, to create a new 2.4- mile single-track railroad connection in Robeson County. When the grading contract is complete, CSX Transportation will construct the new...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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,...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.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...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.