High-speed train could race through South Carolina at 220 mph. Here’s where the stops could be

By Charles Duncan, The Charlotte Observer; October 28, 2019 A high speed rail line could take people from Atlanta to…

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North Carolina: End of an era? Durham’s Can Opener bridge on Gregson Street will be raised next week

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; October 22, 2019 DURHAM The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may…

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Atlanta, Georgia to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2 hours 6 minutes?

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 21, 2019 High-speed rail could whisk passengers between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., in…

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Keeping Track With Rail Realignment in Wilmington, North Carolina

By Laura Moore, Greater Wilmington Business Journal; October 4, 2019 When the city set out to find a person to…

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128 years after horrific wreck, North Carolinians say the ‘ghost train’ still runs

By Hayley Fowler, The Charlotte Observer; August 28, 2019 A passenger train in North Carolina said to be making up…

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Federal grant to be used for new coaches for North Carolina passenger trains

From Staff Reports, Independent Tribune; August 23, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation received a nearly $77 million grant…

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North Carolina: Raleigh Union Station, now 1 year old, poised to expand into major hub

By Rick Armstrong, Enterprise Multimedia Journalist and Emmy Victor, Reporter, WRAL; August 7, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh is now…

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CSX track work to impact Amtrak service in the Southeast

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 12, 2019 CSX track work in North Carolina will impact Amtrak schedules…

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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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Pedestrian tunnel now possibility at Salisbury, North Carolina train station

By Liz Moomey, Salisbury Post; June 20, 2019 SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution that…

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North Carolina: A North Raleigh rail line could one day host commuter trains

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; May 30, 2019 RALEIGH The Wake Transit Plan that voters endorsed when they…

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North Carolina: Estimated cost for failed Durham-Orange light rail line nears $159 million

By Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, and Sarah Krueger, Reporter, WRAL; May 28, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Although it was abandoned…

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Reimagining Wilmington, North Carolina’s old Northside rail bed

By Adam Wagner, Staff, Star News; April 8, 2019 WILMINGTON — A group made up of civic leaders, developers and…

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Opinion: March Madness of another kind

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 29, 2019 The just-abandoned GoTriangle light rail project in North Carolina,…

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North Carolina: Has Duke University killed the Durham-Orange light-rail project? Here’s what leaders say now

By Tammy Grubb, The News & Observer; March 13, 2019 DURHAM Duke University may have dealt a devastating blow to…

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North Carolina: Off the rails: Duke and Durham’s disconnect

By Gino Nuzzolillo, The Chronicle; March 8, 2019 Last Wednesday, Duke notified GoTriangle that it refused to sign on to…

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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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Asheville, North Carolina passenger rail connection, after 43 years, now has chance at funding

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times; February 19, 2019 ASHEVILLE – This city’s last official passenger rail service left with a…

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North Carolina: Hillsborough Exploring Options Regarding Amtrak Station

By Kelly Fahey, The Hill, 97.9, WCHL; February 8, 2019 Hillsborough’s Amtrak station has officially been assigned funding by the…

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North Carolina Department Of Transportation obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) late last week announced a recently…

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Opinion: Let’s rebuild North Carolina’s rail system

By Ted Van Dyk, The News & Observer; December 25, 2018 Wake County has finally joined Durham and Orange Counties…

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Man who loved riding on top of passenger trains is decapitated by bridge in North Carolina

By Jimmy McCloskey, Metro.co.uk; December 21, 2018 A man who loved riding on top of passenger trains was decapitated after…

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Wilmington, North Carolina moving forward with rail-realignment project

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; December 11, 2018 Are you a rail project manager looking for a challenge? Wilmington, NC,…

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Richard Branson-backed passenger rail venture names Atlanta-Charlotte route in IPO proposal

By Jessica Saunders, Managing Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle; December 5, 2018 A passenger railroad backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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