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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS BY RIDING NC BY TRAIN WITH SANTA CLAUS

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Tuesday October 3, 2017

RALEIGH — Families can celebrate the holidays by getting on board NC By Train’s popular Santa Train leaving from Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 2. For one day only, come make some memories on this fun-filled trip featuring Mrs. Claus, carolers, refreshments, and Santa Claus himself! Tickets are...

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TRACK IMPROVEMENTS TO AFFECT SERVICE IN OCTOBER

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Wednesday September 27, 2017

Track improvements will affect Piedmont and Carolinian trains on the dates below. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use the free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Piedmont Service: Mondays, Oct. 2 and 23 Trains 73, 74,...

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ALL ABOARD FOR THE 34TH LEXINGTON BBQ FESTIVAL

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Tuesday September 12, 2017

LEXINGTON — Get ready for a day filled with North Carolina barbecue, live music and family friendly attractions as NC By Train gets you to the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Oct. 28, dropping you off just steps from the fun, thanks to a one-day special train stop. Over 200,000 people are...

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SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH A MULTI-RIDE PASS!

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Friday September 1, 2017

College students, families, and frequent travelers can save both time and money with a multi-ride pass for NC By Train. No reservations needed—skip the ticket line! Just hop on board and show your e-Ticket to the conductor Good for 10 rides (5 round trips) between paired...

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SCORE A TOUCHDOWN BY RIDING NC BY TRAIN TO PANTHER GAMES

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Monday August 14, 2017

RALEIGH -- It’s time for football! Get on board the train with other fans on the way to the game and skip the hassle of traffic and parking. Back by popular demand for the 2017 football season, NC By Train is hosting its Panthers train to carry fans to and from select home games in...

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FIRST LADY COOPER JOINS NCDOT TO CHRISTEN NEW LOCOMOTIVES

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Tuesday August 1, 2017

RALEIGH — First Lady Kristin Cooper joined state and local officials, as well as members of the community, today to christen the #1984 “City of Kannapolis” and #1871 "Town of Cary" locomotives for use in North Carolina’s daily Piedmont passenger service. The event was held at the N.C. Department...

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NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE ALONG GASTONIA AND MT. HOLLY RAIL LINE

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Monday July 10, 2017

NC Rail Division partners with Progressive Rail on preserved freight corridor RALEIGH — Businesses along the Piedmont and Northern rail line now have additional opportunities for freight transport thanks to a new partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division and...

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KICK-OFF SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH $5 KIDS FARE

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Tuesday May 30, 2017

RALEIGH – Families looking for fun summer adventures can enjoy a special $5 kids fare to travel the rails in North Carolina. From June 1 through Aug. 31, customers can use discount code V626 when booking at NCByTrain.org to take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for up to two children ages...

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NC BY TRAIN PARTNERS WITH LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS TO CONNECT THE LAST MILE

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Monday March 13, 2017

RALEIGH – Rail passengers can now reach their local destination through public transportation after getting off the train by using a transit pass, made possible through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division and 11 local transit systems along the...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION REFLECTS ON SUCCESSFUL YEAR

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Thursday December 29, 2016

RALEIGH – From strengthening freight movement and supporting economic growth throughout the state to taking thousands of football fans to Carolina Panthers games on the Piedmont trains, it has been a busy year for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division. “We’ve made great...

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NCDOT EDUCATING NC LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT RAILROAD SAFETY

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Thursday December 15, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is partnering with the North Carolina Justice Academy to educate law enforcement officers around the state about rail safety. “State rail officials work tirelessly to improve railroad safety and the safety of the communities along the tracks,”...

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NCDOT CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF RAILROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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Monday December 12, 2016

COFIELD, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, celebrating a significant investment in railway and railroad crossing improvements. “This project is a great example of what North Carolina is doing to increase freight capacity, improve efficiency,...

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RAIL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVES $10 MILLION FUNDING BOOST

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Friday November 4, 2016

RALEIGH – The Rail Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an additional $10 million for the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for fiscal year 2017. State officials accelerated the project selection process because several of the ranked projects...

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N.C. RAILWAYS TO BENEFIT FROM GRANT FOR SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

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Thursday August 25, 2016

Raleigh – The state will soon be able to purchase new equipment needed to meet a nationwide mandate on rail safety standards, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the N.C. Department of Transportation last week. “The safe movement of passengers and freight on our rail system is our top...

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TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR DURHAM RAIL PROJECT

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Tuesday July 12, 2016

RALEIGH – State transportation officials gathered in Durham July 12 to celebrate the completion of a railroad construction project designed to enhance rail safety and efficiency. “To help fulfill Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Vision, our Rail Division is working to enhance rail safety and...

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MEBANE EVENT PROMOTES RAIL SAFETY

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Friday June 10, 2016

RALEIGH – Pedestrians and motorists passing through downtown Mebane got a quick lesson in rail safety Friday. N.C. Transportation’s Rail Division teamed up with the Mebane and Burlington police departments, as well as Alamance County and Orange County sheriff departments, North Carolina...

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HAVE A SAFE SUMMER BY STAYING OFF THE TRACKS

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Monday May 23, 2016

RALEIGH – Governor McCrory launched his 25-Year Vision for North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure with rail as a critical component. In 2015, North Carolina had the most exports to international markets in state history, totaling $31.2 billion, and rail service plays a critical role in...

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