Rail Product News
Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

North Carolina passenger-rail service logs record ridership in Q1

Ridership in the first quarter of 2023 was up 30% over the same pre-pandemic period in 2019.
Photo – North Carolina Department of Transportation


North Carolina Department of Transportation last week announced the state's intercity passenger-rail service, logged record ridership of more than 135,000 riders in first-quarter 2023.

The NC By Train service posted monthly ridership records in January, February and March, with the quarter’s total ridership increasing 30% over pre-pandemic ridership levels based in 2019, NCDOT officials said in a press release.

Ridership was up 50% in the first quarter compared with ridership levels during the same period a year ago.

NC By Train operates passenger service across the state on behalf of Amtrak. Routes include the Piedmont, Carolinian, Silver Star, Crescent and Silver Meteor/Palmetto.