Wednesday April 27, 2016
NC By Train, North Carolina’s passenger rail service, in conjunction with Amtrak, and the city of Thomasville, will offer customers the most convenient way to travel to the Southeast’s largest Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Tickets are now on sale for travel on the Carolinian and...Read More.
Thursday April 7, 2016
RALEIGH - Check out the March 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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.