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1/23/2023



Rail News: Passenger Rail

NC by Train logged record ridership in 2022


Dubbed NC by Train, the state-supported Amtrak trains run four daily roundtrips between Raleigh and Charlotte and offer service to the Northeast.
Photo – North Carolina Department of Transportation

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A North Carolina passenger-rail service between Raleigh, Charlotte and the Northeast logged record ridership at 522,000 passengers in 2022.

Dubbed NC by Train, the state-supported Amtrak trains run four daily roundtrips between Raleigh and Charlotte and operate service to the Northeast. Ridership hit a monthly record at 55,493 passengers in October 2022, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said in a press release.

December 2022 also set a record of 48,600 passengers, which was the third-best monthly ridership record of NC by Train’s 32-year history, they said.

NC by Train serves two routes: the Piedmont, which travels from Charlotte to Raleigh; and the Carolinian, which travels from Charlotte to Washington, D.C., and New York City.

"North Carolina's passenger rail is critical to connecting our communities, and it’s great to see a record number of people taking advantage of it," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "We're going to continue to invest in public transportation across our state."



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