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2/13/2018: NC By Train passengers, we want to hear from you!

NC By Train passengers, we want to hear from you!

Posted 2/13/2018 2:50:28 PM

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. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming week, but citizens can also participate online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. Survey responses must be received by March 31. The results will be available to the public on NCDOT.gov later in the summer. ***NCDOT***
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12/18/2017: Holiday Magic: 2017 Santa Train Photos Available

Holiday Magic: 2017 Santa Train Photos Available

Posted 12/18/2017 8:52:34 AM

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.
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12/12/2017: Short Line Railroad Grants to Improve Freight Service and Safety

Short Line Railroad Grants to Improve Freight Service and Safety

Posted 12/12/2017 12:50:47 PM

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 Improvement Program that was established in 2013 by the General Assembly. The North Carolina Railroad Company also contributed and each approved project was funded based on the needs of the railroad, plus the impact of the proposed improvement. Awarded projects: RJ Corman Carolina Lines Joint elimination Signal upgrades Bridge upgrade Port of Morehead City Demolish and repair West lead track Replace switch Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Upgrades to four bridges Upgrade switches Rail replacement and upgrade switch Facility improvements Blue Ridge Southern Railroad Upgrades to five bridges Piedmont and Northern Railway Construction of transload facility in Belmont Carolina Coastal Railway Upgrades to seven bridges along NS and BH line Rail replacement, cross ties and surfacing Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Rail replacement   Yadkin Valley Railroad Rail replacement Cross tie replacements Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Rail replacement Cross tie replacement Return track to service Port of Wilmington Rebuild intermodal Track 18 Rebuild intermodal Track 1 Atlantic & Western Railway, LP Upgrade four turnouts at Sanford Yard Alexander Railroad Upgrade of Statesville Yard track and switches
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11/17/2017: NC and VA Rail Projects Being Discussed at Upcoming Meeting

NC and VA Rail Projects Being Discussed at Upcoming Meeting

Posted 11/17/2017 11:06:16 AM

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 promote a plan for high-speed rail service through and between points in Virginia and North Carolina.  The Compact consists of five legislators from Virginia, four legislators from North Carolina, and one North Carolina appointee. Other issues to be discussed include updates on rail projects in both states, future federal funding opportunities, the Southeast Regional Rail Plan being prepared by the Federal Railroad Administration, and a discussion of the Compact and regional governance models for implementing passenger rail transportation. The Compact will meet at 10 a.m. in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Chief Engineer’s Conference Room at 4809 Beryl Drive, Raleigh. Those who have any questions or need additional information should contact Edward McFalls, Rail Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, at  ebmcfalls@ncdot.gov or (919) 707-4727. ***NCDOT***
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10/3/2017: Celebrate the Holidays by Riding NC By Train with Santa Claus

Celebrate the Holidays by Riding NC By Train with Santa Claus

Posted 10/3/2017 3:00:18 PM

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 limited and sell out quickly, so book early to reserve your seats!  Passengers can board the Santa Train at any of the stops listed below. To participate in Santa Train, tickets must be purchased as round trip: From Charlotte (CLT), Kannapolis (KAN), Salisbury (SAL), book your round trip ticket on Train #74 to High Point (HPT), returning on Train #75 Tickets for the Charlotte event can be purchased online by visiting NCByTrain.org or calling 800-298-7246.
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