Amtrak http://wunc.org en Amtrak Corridor Between Raleigh And Charlotte Growing Quickly http://wunc.org/post/amtrak-corridor-between-raleigh-and-charlotte-growing-quickly <p></p><p>The <a href="https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=8934">state Department of Transportation</a> says the latest numbers show Amtrak train service between Raleigh and Charlotte is among the fastest growing corridors in the country.</p><p>The <a href="https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=8934">“Piedmont” and “Carolinian”</a> trains transported about 480,000 riders in the past year.</p><p>Amtrak passengers with suitcases, pillows and smart devices started gathering their items as the attendant in the downtown Durham station made this announcement.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:40:26 +0000 Leoneda Inge 24868 at http://wunc.org Amtrak Corridor Between Raleigh And Charlotte Growing Quickly More Funding Expected For Raleigh's Union Station http://wunc.org/post/more-funding-expected-raleighs-union-station <p>The head of federal railroads will be in Raleigh today to announce more money for a new train terminal. Passengers who board trains in Raleigh arrive to a cramped terminal with few parking spaces. City and state planners hope a new depot -- called Union Station -- will better serve travelers. Federal rail administrator Joseph Szabo is expected to announce more federal dollars for the project.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1825 at http://wunc.org Amtrak To Expand Service In Eastern NC http://wunc.org/post/amtrak-expand-service-eastern-nc <p>Starting this fall, Amtrak will expand its throughway motor coach service to Eastern North Carolina. Passengers will be able to connect via bus to the Amtrak Palmetto station in Wilson. One route will serve Greenville, New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City; the other will connect Goldsboro, Kinston, Jacksonville, and Wilmington. Amtrak's Christina Leeds says the Palmetto train service operates twice daily serving 20 stations between New York and Savannah, Georgia.<br> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:08:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1944 at http://wunc.org Amtrak Suspends Midday Service for Construction http://wunc.org/post/amtrak-suspends-midday-service-construction <p>North Carolina Amtrak will suspend Piedmont mid-day service between Raleigh and Charlotte starting today.&nbsp; Service is being halted due to improvement projects along the route. Amtrak Spokeswoman Amanda Perry says the closures are to give workers a chance to recondition the tracks and improve on-time service.</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:45:00 +0000 WUNC News 10175 at http://wunc.org