»

News

TRAINS CANCELLED THURSDAY, JULY 24

Picture for TRAINS CANCELLED THURSDAY, JULY 24.

Wednesday July 23, 2014

RALEIGH - On Thursday, July 24, several of North Carolina’s Amtrak routes between Raleigh and Charlotte will be cancelled due to trackwork. The following trains will not be operating tomorrow: Piedmont 74: Mid-day train departing Charlotte at noon for Raleigh Piedmont 75: Mid-day train departing...

Read More.

KIDS RIDE FOR $5 THIS SUMMER

Picture for KIDS RIDE FOR $5 THIS SUMMER.

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...

Read More.

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

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

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...

Read More.

NCDOT BEGINS SERIES OF RAIL IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN SALISBURY AND KANNAPOLIS

Picture for NCDOT BEGINS SERIES OF RAIL IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN SALISBURY AND KANNAPOLIS.

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,...

Read More.

PIEDMONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH LAYING OF FIRST TRACK

Picture for PIEDMONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH LAYING OF FIRST TRACK.

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...

Read More.

NCDOT WORKING TO IMPROVE TRAIN TRAVEL IN NORTH CAROLINA

Picture for NCDOT WORKING TO IMPROVE TRAIN TRAVEL IN NORTH CAROLINA.

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...

Read More.

NC PASSENGER TRAIN SCHEDULES IMPACTED BY SNOWSTORM

Picture for NC PASSENGER TRAIN SCHEDULES IMPACTED BY SNOWSTORM.

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...

Read More.

N.C. PASSENGER RAIL REPORTS INCREASE IN HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Picture for N.C. PASSENGER RAIL REPORTS INCREASE IN HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

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...

Read More.

NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO MOORE COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

Picture for NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO MOORE COUNTY RAIL CROSSING.

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...

Read More.

NCDOT SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR GRANTS TO IMPROVE SMALL FREIGHT RAILROADS

Picture for NCDOT SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR GRANTS TO IMPROVE SMALL FREIGHT RAILROADS.

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...

Read More.