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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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SAVE 15% OFF MID-WEEK TRAVEL UNTIL MARCH 27

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Tuesday February 18, 2014

RALEIGH – Amtrak passengers can save 15 percent off adult fares on all mid-week (Tuesday – Thursday) travel to or from any North Carolina destination between Feb. 4 and March 27.   The sale is valid on the Palmetto, Piedmont, Crescent, Silver Meteor, Silver Star and Carolinian trains. This...

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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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NCDOT WORKING TO IMPROVE TRAIN TRAVEL IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Thursday February 6, 2014

RALEIGH – The Piedmont Improvement Program – a $520 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded project to improve the rail corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte – is one way the N.C. Department of Transportation is working to better the economies of communities across the state, as...

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NC PASSENGER TRAIN SCHEDULES IMPACTED BY SNOWSTORM

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Wednesday January 29, 2014

Raleigh—Some North Carolina passenger trains have been impacted by the snowstorm, and train passengers may encounter modest weather-related delays for train travel today. Passengers can also check the status of their train with our train status locator, available on the main page of...

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N.C. PASSENGER RAIL REPORTS INCREASE IN HOLIDAY TRAVEL

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Friday January 24, 2014

RALEIGH – Amtrak delivered a late Christmas gift this week to North Carolina’s passenger rail system in the form of holiday ridership numbers, which show that more people than ever are choosing the train for their travel.   “These numbers indicate that a growing number of people are viewing the...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO MOORE COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Wednesday January 15, 2014

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in West End.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of N.C. 73 and the Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railway tracks. This $181,671 project was paid for...

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NCDOT SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR GRANTS TO IMPROVE SMALL FREIGHT RAILROADS

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Wednesday December 11, 2013

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for recipients of $2.5 million to $3million available in state grants through the Shortline Industrial Access Program (SIAP), which provides funding to help small freight railroads upgrade and modernize their track...

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NCDOT TAKES RAIL SAFETY MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS IN HARRISBURG

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Thursday December 5, 2013

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division took its message of rail safety to the streets of Harrisburg today with a BeRailSafe Crossing Safety Blitz held at the Hickory Ridge Road railroad crossing. Over the course of a couple of hours this morning, staff from the Rail Division...

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**REVISION** NCDOT HOSTS PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE AND RAILCAR MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY

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Monday November 25, 2013

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 12, regarding the proposed construction of a new passenger locomotive and railcar maintenance facility in Charlotte, replacing the existing facility next to the Norfolk Southern Railway...

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