Repairs Still Being Made To Rail Line North Of Selma
Amtrak passenger train service traveling in and through North Carolina will resume service on Thursday more than a week after service had been interrupted due to Hurricane Florence and track improvements.
To protect public safety, Amtrak passenger train service in North Carolina was canceled Sept. 11, three days before Hurricane Florence made landfall on North Carolina’s coast.
Service updates are as follows:
• The N.C. Department of Transportation-funded Carolinian (trains 79 and 80) and Piedmont passenger trains (trains 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78) between Raleigh and Charlotte will resume on Thursday.
• Restoration of the Carolinian’s service between Raleigh and New York City is dependent on CSX finishing repairs to a line north of Selma.
• Amtrak’s Crescent service, trains 19 and 20, resumed service today over the entire NYC – New Orleans route. The north and southbound Crescents will serve Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Charlotte starting early morning Thursday.
• Amtrak’s Silver Meteor service to Rocky Mount and Fayetteville will resume on Sunday. The service was cancelled Wednesday, Sept. 12.
• Amtrak Silver Star service to Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Cary, Southern Pines and Hamlet will resume on Sunday. It had been cancelled since Wednesday, Sept. 12.
• Amtrak Palmetto service to Rocky Mount, Wilson, Selma-Smithfield and Fayetteville will resume on Sunday. It had been cancelled since Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Visit ncbytrain.org or call 1-800-BY-TRAIN for more detailed information.