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Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Resumes Thursday in N.C.

RALEIGH Amtrak passenger train service traveling in and through North Carolina will resume service on Thursday more than a week after service had been interrupted due to Hurricane Florence and track improvements.

To protect public safety, Amtrak passenger train service in North Carolina was canceled Sept. 11, three days before Hurricane Florence made landfall on North Carolina's coast.

Service updates are as follows:

  • The N.C. Department of Transportation-funded Carolinian (trains 79 and 80) and Piedmont passenger trains (trains 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78) between Raleigh and Charlotte will resume on Thursday.
  • Restoration of the Carolinian's service between Raleigh and New York City is dependent on CSX finishing repairs to a line north of Selma. 
  • Amtrak's Crescent service, trains 19 and 20, resumed service today over the entire NYC – New Orleans route. The north and southbound Crescents will serve Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Charlotte starting early morning Thursday.
  • Amtrak's Silver Meteor service to Rocky Mount and Fayetteville will resume on Sunday. The service was cancelled Wednesday, Sept. 12.  
  • Amtrak Silver Star service to Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Cary, Southern Pines and Hamlet will resume on Sunday. It had been cancelled since Wednesday, Sept. 12.
  • Amtrak Palmetto service to Rocky Mount, Wilson, Selma-Smithfield and Fayetteville will resume on Sunday. It had been cancelled since Wednesday, Sept. 12.  

Visit or call 1-800-BY-TRAIN for more detailed information.

2-1-1 Call Line Open 24/7 for People in Need of Help

The statewide information line can provide callers with nearby shelter, housing and other storm-related details. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162, or text Florence to 898211. The information line is staffed around the clock to connect North Carolinians to storm resources.


The Governor's Office has activated the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for donations to support North Carolina's response to Hurricane Florence. To donate, visit or text FLORENCE to 20222.

For more information, download the Ready NC app, visit or follow NC Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter


9/20/2018 10:48 PM