Monday March 13, 2017
RALEIGH – Rail passengers will now be able to reach their local destination through public transportation after getting off the train by using a transit pass, made possible through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division and 11 local transit systems along the...Read More.
Tuesday February 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Due to track construction and maintenance work, please be aware there will be service modifications for the Piedmont and Carolinian trains on the dates shown below: April 10: Carolinian train 80 and Piedmont trains 73, 74, 75, and 76 will only operate between Raleigh and Kannapolis;...Read More.
Thursday December 29, 2016
RALEIGH – From strengthening freight movement and supporting economic growth throughout the state to taking thousands of football fans to Carolina Panthers games on the Piedmont trains, it has been a busy year for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division. “We’ve made great...Read More.
Thursday December 15, 2016
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is partnering with the North Carolina Justice Academy to educate law enforcement officers around the state about rail safety. “State rail officials work tirelessly to improve railroad safety and the safety of the communities along the tracks,”...Read More.
Monday December 12, 2016
COFIELD, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, celebrating a significant investment in railway and railroad crossing improvements. “This project is a great example of what North Carolina is doing to increase freight capacity, improve efficiency,...Read More.
Friday November 4, 2016
RALEIGH – The Rail Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an additional $10 million for the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for fiscal year 2017. State officials accelerated the project selection process because several of the ranked projects...Read More.
Thursday August 25, 2016
Raleigh – The state will soon be able to purchase new equipment needed to meet a nationwide mandate on rail safety standards, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the N.C. Department of Transportation last week. “The safe movement of passengers and freight on our rail system is our top...Read More.
Tuesday July 12, 2016
RALEIGH – State transportation officials gathered in Durham July 12 to celebrate the completion of a railroad construction project designed to enhance rail safety and efficiency. “To help fulfill Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Vision, our Rail Division is working to enhance rail safety and...Read More.
Friday June 10, 2016
RALEIGH – Pedestrians and motorists passing through downtown Mebane got a quick lesson in rail safety Friday. N.C. Transportation’s Rail Division teamed up with the Mebane and Burlington police departments, as well as Alamance County and Orange County sheriff departments, North Carolina...Read More.
Thursday June 2, 2016
RALEIGH - Check out the May Rail Report, featuring stories on: Special $5 kids’ fare for summer Rail Division projects and the STI Train host milestones Baseball season along the rail corridor Piedmont Improvement Program updates And more! Click here to read...Read More.
Monday May 23, 2016
RALEIGH – Governor McCrory launched his 25-Year Vision for North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure with rail as a critical component. In 2015, North Carolina had the most exports to international markets in state history, totaling $31.2 billion, and rail service plays a critical role in...Read More.
Thursday April 7, 2016
RALEIGH - Check out the April 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.
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.
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...Read More.