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Freight- and commuter-rail trains could co-exist in North Carolina corridor, NCRR says


Rush-hour commuter trains could operate along a 141-mile Greensboro-to-Goldsboro, N.C., freight-rail line, according to results from a study recently conducted for the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR).

Conducted by HNTB Corp. as part of NCRR's Vision 2030 planning process, the study also examined set-up costs for a potential commuter-rail service. Infrastructure costs to build new tracks, sidings and bridges would cost $650 million, and equipment and support facilities would cost about $350 million.

The railroad still needs to determine ridership projections and operating costs.

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