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Southeast Corridor in N.C.

Study Overview

The 450-mile Southeast Corridor is a comprehensive transportation network of air travel, roads, bus services and passenger and freight rail that runs from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta.

Higher-speed passenger service in this corridor, where trains can travel up to 110 mph, would decrease travel time, provide alternatives to highway congestion on I-85 and I-95 and improve connectivity for passengers in both the Southeast and Northeast.

North Carolina has two segments of rail that are critical to improving the Southeast Corridor: Charlotte to Raleigh and Raleigh to Richmond.

The N.C. Department of Transportation completed a series of safety and capacity improvements on the Charlotte-to-Raleigh segment in August 2017 and is currently seeking federal funding to build a rail line from Raleigh to Richmond.


James Bridges Jr., P.E., CPM

Rail Project Development Manager
Rail Project Development

1553 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1553

11/21/2018 12:06 PM