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NCDOT Announces Schedule Adjustments for Carolina Panthers’ Games


​RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division announced today that NC By Train, the state's passenger rail service, will make schedule adjustments so more fans can ride the train to Charlotte for the Carolina Panthers' home games.

Piedmont train 73 will be adjusted to an earlier departure time from Raleigh Union Station on Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 24 for the Carolina Panthers' regularly scheduled home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

This year, NC By Train customers have two options to get to Charlotte before the 1 p.m. kickoff. People can take Piedmont train 71, which stops in Cary, Durham, Greensboro and Kannapolis, to arrive in Charlotte at 9:28 a.m. with plenty of time to enjoy pre-game festivities before the 1 p.m. kickoff or Piedmont train 73, which will leave Raleigh Union Station early at 8:40 a.m. arriving in Charlotte at noon. For train 73, there are stops at stations in Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis.

After the game, catch Piedmont train 76 leaving Charlotte at 5:30 p.m. stopping in Kannapolis, Greensboro, Durham and Cary and returning to Raleigh at 8:29 p.m. You can also take Piedmont train 78, which departs Charlotte at 7:45 p.m. and stops in Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham and Cary before arriving in Raleigh at 10:52 p.m. Please visit to book your travel and for specific information on stations and train times on your date of travel.

The state's passenger rail service is an easy, hassle-free way to travel. Visit for tickets, full schedules and discounts for events. Follow NC By Train on Twitter/X and Facebook for updates and reminders.

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9/26/2023 8:46 AM