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NCDOT, GASTON COUNTY SEEK NEW OPERATOR FOR PIEDMONT & NORTHERN RAILWAY

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Tuesday October 21, 2014

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is now seeking bid proposals from qualified short-line operators to operate the 13-mile Piedmont & Northern Railway from Gastonia to Mount Holly in Gaston County following Patriot Rail’s announcement in June that it would be terminating its lease of...

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SECRETARY TATA PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO RAIL SAFETY, ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO JOIN

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Monday October 20, 2014

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata visited the BeRailSafe booth at the N.C. State Fair today to sign a pledge stating his commitment to rail safety. The pledge encourages people not to walk on or along railroad tracks, and if they must cross, to do so at a public...

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NCDOT WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE N.C. 49 IN CABARRUS COUNTY TOMORROW NIGHT

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Tuesday October 7, 2014

Closure is part of rail grade separation project   CHARLOTTE –As work progresses on the Pharr Mill Road grade separation project in Harrisburg, the N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close N.C. 49 South at Pharr Mill Road/Blackwelder Road at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, weather...

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NEW RAILROAD CROSSING PROJECT IN MOUNT AIRY COMPLETE

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Thursday September 25, 2014

RALEIGH –Just in time for the 25th Annual Mayberry Days Festival, work was completed last week on a new railroad crossing at the intersection of Andy Griffith Parkway (U.S. 52) and Rockford Street in Mount Airy. The old crossing was identified as a safety hazard and was slated for resurfacing...

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NCDOT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE MCLEANSVILLE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING FOR MAINTENANCE

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Thursday September 18, 2014

GREENSBORO — The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close Mcleansville Road in Greensboro, beginning Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 9 a.m., and ending at 5 p.m. in McLeansville.North Carolina Rail Division contractors will be performing routine maintenance...

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SPECIAL TRAIN STOP AT N.C. STATE FAIR

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Friday August 1, 2014

North Carolina’s Amtrak makes a special stop right in front of the North Carolina State Fair Oct. 17-26.

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RIDE THE RAILS TO LEXINGTON BARBECUE FESTIVAL

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Friday August 1, 2014

North Carolina’s Amtrak will make special stops in Lexington for the city’s renowned 31st Annual Barbecue Festival.

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HOP ON BOARD THE CAROLINA PANTHERS TRAIN

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Friday August 1, 2014

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?

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO THE SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW NOV. 13-23

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Friday August 1, 2014

Let North Carolina’s Amtrak chauffeur you to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte!

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CONNECTING TO THE CHARLOTTE AMTRAK STATION

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Friday August 1, 2014

The Charlotte Amtrak Station is located approximately two miles from the center of uptown Charlotte.

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PIEDMONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MARKS MAJOR MILESTONES ALONG RALEIGH-CHARLOTTE RAIL CORRIDOR

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Thursday July 31, 2014

RALEIGH - Passengers along the Raleigh to Charlotte rail corridor will be able to directly experience some of the benefits of the Piedmont Improvement Program following a project milestone last week. Thanks to the Duke Curve realignment project, passengers – and freight –will be able to travel at...

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KIDS RIDE FOR $5 THIS SUMMER

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Thursday May 29, 2014

Kids out of school for the summer? North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering the perfect low-cost weekday family getaway. In June, July and August, children ages 2-12 can ride the train for just $5 each way in North Carolina. With six trains daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and nine other North...

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NCDOT’S PIEDMONT TRAIN ON DISPLAY AT STREAMLINERS AT SPENCER RAILROAD FESTIVAL

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Tuesday May 27, 2014

Raleigh - NCDOT will have equipment from its Piedmont train on display at the Streamliners at Spencer railroad festival May 29 to June 1 at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer. Don’t miss your chance to get an up close look at the unique equipment used to transport passengers along North...

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NCDOT BEGINS SERIES OF RAIL IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN SALISBURY AND KANNAPOLIS

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Friday March 21, 2014

Raleigh - On Monday, March 24, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a rail project to add 11 miles of second track to the Norfolk Southern line between Salisbury and Kannapolis. Additionally, the work will involve upgrading some railroad crossings and permanently closing others,...

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PIEDMONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH LAYING OF FIRST TRACK

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Monday February 17, 2014

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) celebrated a major milestone recently with the laying of the first section of track as part of the corridor improvements in Salisbury. PIP is a $520 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to improve...

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