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Project Fast Facts
  • County: Mecklenburg
  • Type of Project:
    Stations and Facilities; Track and Structures
  • STIP Number: P-2918F
  • Estimated Construction Cost Phase 1A:
    $14.2 million (Phase 1A); $62.8 million (full buildout)
  • Start of Phase 1A Construction:
    October 2016
  • Completion of Phase 1A Construction:
    August 2017
Charlotte Locomotive and Railcar Maintenance Facility – Phase 1 Logo

Project Overview and Purpose

Planning is underway to build a locomotive and passenger railcar maintenance facility southwest of uptown Charlotte to replace the current maintenance facility next to the Norfolk Southern Charlotte Yard – northeast of uptown.

When complete, the project will have several benefits, including:

  • Close proximity to Charlotte Gateway Station
  • Providing capacity to support the development of future passenger service on the federally designated Southeast High-Speed Rail corridor
  • Improving the safety and efficiency of the maintenance of existing and future intercity passenger trains in the Charlotte area

The project is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program to improve passenger and freight railroad operations along the Piedmont Corridor from Raleigh to Charlotte.

Project Highlights

Work will be divided into phases.

The first phase, Phase IA, will include two layover and servicing tracks of 1,300 and 1,000 feet as well as a 600-foot-long service platform, a 475-foot-long track for spare equipment and a 6,200-square-foot building for maintenance personnel and Amtrak crews.

Phase 1A also includes track work to be performed by Norfolk Southern to allow passenger trains to access the facility from the Norfolk Southern mainline.

Additional phases are planned although they are not currently funded:

  • Phase 1B will include a 40,000-square-foot shop building and additional yard tracks.
  • Phase 2 will include a building expansion to accommodate longer, high-speed trains.

Project Documents

Contact Information

Craig Newton, P.E.
Facilities Engineer Consultant
(919) 707-4731
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1553 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1553

Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.