The S-Line Raleigh to Richmond, or R2R, project involves the development, implementation, and operation of passenger rail service on the Southeast Corridor.
This rail service will provide future high-performance passenger rail services connecting communities from Raleigh to Richmond, Va. Since its formation, the Federal Railroad Administration has recognized the importance of high-performance rail in the U.S. In 1992, the Southeast Corridor were the first routes connecting Charlotte, Raleigh, Richmond and Washington, D.C.
The project is being done in partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Virginia Rail Passenger Authority.
What is the S-Line?
The S-Line is a freight rail corridor, owned by CSX, that connects Richmond to Tampa, Fla.
North Carolina and Virginia have been preparing and completing National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the S-Line corridor. These required documents were completed for the Raleigh to Richmond segment of the Southeast Corridor under the name of
Southeast High-Speed Rail Project.