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Ride NC By Train to Watch NC State in Bowl Game


CHARLOTTE – N.C. State University fans wanting to root for the Wolfpack in person at their football bowl game are encouraged to get there by riding NC By Train to Charlotte.

N.C. State will play the University of Maryland Terrapins in Duke’s Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff is at noon Dec. 30. 

Whether located in Raleigh or at the stops in between, fans can ride NC By Train, the state sponsored passenger rail service for North Carolina. On gameday, the Piedmont train 73 will leave Raleigh Union Station at 6:30 a.m. and arrive in Charlotte at 9:40 a.m. Piedmont train 78 will leave Charlotte at 7 p.m. the same day, allowing fans to watch the game, explore Uptown and even eat  before heading back to the train station for a stress-free ride home.

Anticipating higher ridership that day, riders are encouraged to buy tickets on as early as possible. When booking, don’t forget to take advantage of the Share Fare discount, which allows groups to save more money when they buy more tickets.

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12/8/2022 9:42 AM