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NEW RALEIGH UNION STATION OPENING IN JULY

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Tuesday June 12, 2018

The N.C. Department of Transportation and City of Raleigh are pleased to announce that Raleigh Union Station is set to open in July. (Find out more about Raleigh Union Station.) Raleigh Union Station, at 510 W. Martin St., will replace the existing Raleigh Amtrak station at 320 W....

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THOMASVILLE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION

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Thursday May 17, 2018

THOMASVILLE — Tickets are on sale now for people who wish to take a special train ride to the Thomasville Memorial Day Parade and Celebration on May 28. The Piedmont and Carolinian trains will make special stops in Thomasville on May 28 so people can experience the Southeast’s largest...

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ADDITIONAL DAILY ROUND TRIP NOW AVAILABLE!

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Tuesday May 1, 2018

Schedules for all trains have changed. View them here. RALEIGH – Those using NC By Train’s passenger rail service to travel between Raleigh and Charlotte now have additional schedule options to choose from, with a fourth daily round trip. Tickets are on sale now at NCByTrain.org. This new...

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NCDOT LOCOMOTIVE’S EMISSION-REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY EPA CERTIFIED

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Thursday February 15, 2018

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s air will be a bit cleaner starting this year now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a specialized emissions reduction system for one of the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division’s passenger locomotives. The system, known as a...

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NC BY TRAIN PASSENGERS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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Tuesday February 13, 2018

Rail passengers, we want to hear about your experience on NC By Train! The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s third annual customer survey. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service....

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LARGEST PROGRAM OF IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE’S RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPLETE

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Wednesday January 10, 2018

RALEIGH — After just seven years, North Carolina’s largest program of improvements to the state’s rail infrastructure is complete. The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is improving safety, efficiency and reliability for freight and passenger rail service between Charlotte and Raleigh. Over...

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HOLIDAY MAGIC: 2017 SANTA TRAIN PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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Monday December 18, 2017

Families and children of all ages joined Santa and Mrs. Claus on the annual Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 2.  Click here for a gallery of photos from the Raleigh Santa Train, or click here if you joined us in Charlotte. Click this image to view at original resolution

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SHORT LINE RAILROAD GRANTS TO IMPROVE FREIGHT SERVICE AND SAFETY

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Tuesday December 12, 2017

RALEIGH – Freight service and the safety of rail-highway crossings in North Carolina will soon see improvements as 12 projects receive nearly $6 million in funding through the Short Line Infrastructure Assistance Program (SIAP). SIAP is a component of the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety...

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N.C. TRAIN STATIONS TOP RANKED IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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Wednesday November 8, 2017

RALEIGH – The Amtrak train station in Cary was ranked as the number one station in the country for Overall Station Experience in 2017 with a 97 percent score, beating out more than 450 other stations. Additionally, the NCDOT-staffed Salisbury train station was ranked fourth on the list with a...

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS BY RIDING NC BY TRAIN WITH SANTA CLAUS

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Tuesday October 3, 2017

RALEIGH — Families can celebrate the holidays by getting on board NC By Train’s popular Santa Train leaving from Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 2. For one day only, come make some memories on this fun-filled trip featuring Mrs. Claus, carolers, refreshments, and Santa Claus himself! Tickets are...

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ALL ABOARD FOR THE 34TH LEXINGTON BBQ FESTIVAL

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Tuesday September 12, 2017

LEXINGTON — Get ready for a day filled with North Carolina barbecue, live music and family friendly attractions as NC By Train gets you to the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Oct. 28, dropping you off just steps from the fun, thanks to a one-day special train stop. Over 200,000 people are...

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SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH A MULTI-RIDE PASS!

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Friday September 1, 2017

College students, families, and frequent travelers can save both time and money with a multi-ride pass for NC By Train. No reservations needed—skip the ticket line! Just hop on board and show your e-Ticket to the conductor Good for 10 rides (5 round trips) between paired...

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FIRST LADY COOPER JOINS NCDOT TO CHRISTEN NEW LOCOMOTIVES

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Tuesday August 1, 2017

RALEIGH — First Lady Kristin Cooper joined state and local officials, as well as members of the community, today to christen the #1984 “City of Kannapolis” and #1871 "Town of Cary" locomotives for use in North Carolina’s daily Piedmont passenger service. The event was held at the N.C. Department...

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NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE ALONG GASTONIA AND MT. HOLLY RAIL LINE

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Monday July 10, 2017

NC Rail Division partners with Progressive Rail on preserved freight corridor RALEIGH — Businesses along the Piedmont and Northern rail line now have additional opportunities for freight transport thanks to a new partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division and...

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KICK-OFF SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH $5 KIDS FARE

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Tuesday May 30, 2017

RALEIGH – Families looking for fun summer adventures can enjoy a special $5 kids fare to travel the rails in North Carolina. From June 1 through Aug. 31, customers can use discount code V626 when booking at NCByTrain.org to take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for up to two children ages...

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NC BY TRAIN PARTNERS WITH LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS TO CONNECT THE LAST MILE

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Monday March 13, 2017

RALEIGH – Rail passengers can now 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...

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