RALEIGH — Travelers now have another option if they would like to ride the train between Charlotte and Raleigh.
Today, the N.C. Department of Transportation christened a new NC By Train frequency between Charlotte and Raleigh. This is the fourth daily round trip now being offered between the two cities. The new option runs seven days a week and includes seven stops along the way.
The first christening event was held this afternoon at the Capital Rail Yard Maintenance Facility in Raleigh. State and local officials joined Nina Szlosberg-Landis, vice chair for the N.C. Board of Transportation, as she broke a bottle against the front of
Piedmont train 77, headed for Charlotte.
“This new trip allows passengers to customize their travel with a schedule that works best for them,” said Szlosberg-Landis. “For our state to continue growing and leading, we must have a strong multi-modal transportation system, and passenger rail service plays a key role in working to achieve that goal.”
This evening, the second christening event took place at the Charlotte train station. State, city and county officials joined Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard on the train platform to celebrate the added daily route.
“With trains now running between Charlotte and Raleigh every four hours, business travelers, students and families have more schedule options, allowing them to get where they need to go at the time they need to,” said Lyles. “The city of Charlotte looks forward to seeing this additional route offer increased mobility to our residents.”
The additional, daily round trip is on the following schedule:
Piedmont Train 77 will depart Raleigh at 3 p.m., and arrive in Charlotte at 6:10 p.m.
Piedmont Train 78 will depart Charlotte at 7 p.m., and arrive in Raleigh at 10:11 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit
NCByTrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN.