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Track work replaces some Amtrak service with buses

Norfolk Southern, which operates the tracks used by Amtrak in North Carolina, is doing track work.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Railroad track work between Greensboro and Raleigh in North Carolina is forcing some Amtrak passenger trains to be replaced by busses.

Through June 15, seven Amtrak trains will be impacted by the track work, which is being conducted by Norfolk Southern, which operates the tracks used by both its freight service and Amtrak.

Piedmont trains 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78 will be impacted. The Piedmont train runs daily between Charlotte and Raleigh with stops in Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis.  

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Piedmont 74, which leaves Charlotte at 10:30 a.m., and Piedmont 76, which leaves Charlotte at 3:15 p.m., will terminate in Greensboro with a bus providing continuing service Cary, Durham and Raleigh. The buses will skip the Burlington station.

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Piedmont 75, which departs Raleigh at 10 a.m., and Piedmont 77, which departs Raleigh at 3 p.m., will begin as busses to stops in Cary, Durham, and Greensboro. The buses will not be stopping in Burlington. Train service will originate in Greensboro and will continue westbound to Charlotte.

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Piedmont 78, which typically departs Charlotte at 7:00 p.m., will depart 30 minutes later at 7:30 p.m. The train will make all stops on its delayed route.

Carolinian services, which runs between Charlotte and New York City, will continue to run its normal route but Amtrak anticipates delays between Durham and Greensboro. 


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