NC Inaugurates Third Raleigh-To-Charlotte Train

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina train travelers have a new option for service between the capital and the state's largest city.

The state Department of Transportation on Saturday launches midday rail service between Charlotte and Raleigh.

That's in addition to the current early morning and late afternoon runs, giving the state six trains running on a daily schedule.

The new southbound Piedmont will leave Raleigh at 11:50 a.m. and reach Charlotte at 3:02 p.m.

The new northbound Piedmont departs from Charlotte at 12:30 p.m. and gets to Raleigh at 3:43 p.m.

North Carolina operates the Piedmont, which runs daily between the two cities, and the Carolinian, which also provides daily service in the state and north to Washington and New York.

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  • by Slow on Jun 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    In order for people to really use mass trasit it has to be quicker then driving. This thing should get there in two hours.
  • by Kimo Location: Bewlhaven on Jun 5, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    Do you suppose this is a self supporting operation. Or is is paid for by all the rest of us in favor of those in Raleigh who would have the highway funding changed to reflect that more folks live there the love out here in the "boonies"
  • by GONA NEED MORE TRACKS on Jun 5, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    That line is going to be very busy, even more now.

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