Station Description: On Sept. 1. 2011, the new full service Cary Depot re-opened to the traveling public. The expanded 6200-square-foot depot is located in the heart of downtown Cary at 211 North Academy St. within walking distance to many local shops and eateries. The upgraded facility expands and enhances the previously unstaffed station and also includes an enclosed waiting area for local and regional bus patrons. Station full services feature an on-duty Amtrak agent, automated ticket kiosk, checked baggage service and free short- and long-term parking. New outside benches and platform shelters have also been added. The expanded station was originally built in 1996 and for a time also housed the DMV. It replaced the town's historic passenger station which was torn down in the 1970's.
Train Service: Eight trains daily provide service from the Cary Depot to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, 11 other North Carolina cities, to Florida and to the Northeast.
Station Expansion Financing: The $1.7 million project was financed wholly with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
Platform Project: In 2006, a platform was constructed on the CSX line and the Silver Star (New York to Miami) began daily service to Cary. The CSX "S-line" platform was paid for by NCDOT Rail Division ($270,000) and the Town of Cary ($30,000).
Cary Amtrak Schedule