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...Read More.
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 resolutionRead More.
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...Read More.
Friday November 17, 2017
RALEIGH – Updates on rail projects in North Carolina and Virginia are expected to be among the topics when the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High Speed Rail Compact meets on Nov. 29. The Compact was formed through North Carolina and Virginia legislation in 2004 to study, develop, and...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Track improvements will affect Piedmont and Carolinian trains on the dates below. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use the free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Piedmont Service: Mondays, Oct. 2 and 23 Trains 73, 74,...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...Read More.
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...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.