Monday June 15, 2015
Looking for something to do on those weekdays that the kids are out of school this summer? Through August 27, kids ages 2-12 can ride for just $5 to any destination within North Carolina on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when accompanied by a paid adult. Use discount code V615 when booking your...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.
Wednesday June 3, 2015
RALEIGH- Check out the June Rail Report, featuring stories on: The Southeast Corridor Meeting held in Raleigh on May 6The Raleigh Union Station Groundbreaking event held on May 8The NCDOT Board’s approval of an Operating Agreement for Piedmont and Northern Railway Line in Gaston CountyBlue Ridge...Read More.
Monday June 1, 2015
Raleigh- As summer break starts across North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to remind parents and students of the dangers and legal issues of walking along, playing on or taking pictures on railroad tracks. Railroad tracks and the land along them, known as the “right...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.
Thursday May 21, 2015
Raleigh – In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Piedmont train, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has launched 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.
NCDOT RAIL DIVISION TO CLOSE A PORTION OF POMEROY STREET FOR SEWER LINE INSTALLATION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY
Thursday May 14, 2015
GREENSBORO —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a small portion of Pomeroy Street in Graham this weekend while crews install a new sewage line under the roadway. The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. During...Read More.
Wednesday May 13, 2015
RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Paul Worley has released a statement about the crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew, family and friends of Amtrak Train 188. We are always very thankful and appreciative...Read More.
Friday May 8, 2015
RALEIGH-North Carolina’s Amtrak is celebrating the anniversary of the Carolinian passenger rail service with special activities in stations throughout the state on May 9 and May 11. The Carolinian, which operates daily between New York City and Charlotte, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous...Read More.
Friday May 8, 2015
RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane led a contingent of officials at a groundbreaking ceremony today for Raleigh Union Station, the new passenger rail station in downtown Raleigh. The ceremony was held at the former...Read More.
Thursday April 30, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Elizabeth City. NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. 17 (Hughes Blvd.) and Chesapeake and Albemarle...Read More.
NCDOT AND IOWA PACIFIC HOLDINGS AGREE IN PRINCIPLE TO AN OPERATION AGREEMENT FOR PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY LINE IN GASTON COUNTY
Wednesday April 22, 2015
RALEIGH – After a competitive solicitation for proposals to operate the state-owned Piedmont & Northern railroad line between Gastonia and Mt. Holly, the N.C. Department of Transportation has selected Piedmont Railway, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, as the best...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.