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.
Wednesday November 25, 2015
RALEIGH – After a competitive solicitation for proposals to market and operate the state-owned Global Trans Park (GTP) railroad line in Lenoir County, the N.C. Department of Transportation has selected the Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc. The NCDOT Board of Transportation approved the new GTP Lease &...Read More.
Friday November 13, 2015
RALEIGH – College students travelling to see friends and family can save money on tickets through North Carolina’s Amtrak. Students can use Fare Code V703 through June 30, 2016 and enjoy a 15 percent discount. Discounts are also available for AAA Motor Club members, seniors, Veterans Advantage...Read More.
Friday November 6, 2015
RALEIGH – Families can ring in the holiday season this year with an early visit from Santa Claus. North Carolina’s Amtrak will offer its popular Santa Train on Dec. 5 with routes in Charlotte and Raleigh. It’s a fun journey for the whole family, featuring Mrs. Claus, carolers, refreshments and...Read More.
Friday November 6, 2015
RALEIGH - Check out the November Rail Report, featuring stories on:Rail Crossing Safety Blitz in GreensboroSanta TrainShort Line Infrastructure Assistance Program Call for ApplicationsTrain Routes for Panthers GamesRecent EventsPiedmont Improvement Program UpdatesTo read the Rail Report click...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.
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
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 CountyN.C. to D.C. Train Trip with Our StateASLRRA President Linda Darr visits Carolina Coastal RailwayPIP Milestones – DurhamPiedmont Passengers enjoy Wi-fi Service And...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.
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.