Raleigh station (Amtrak)
|Location||320 W Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Owned by||North Carolina Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||80 spaces; free|
|Bicycle facilities||Yes |
|Station code||RGH (Amtrak)|
|Passengers (FY 2017)||150,919 |
Raleigh station is an Amtrak train station in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is served by four daily passenger trains: the Silver Star, two Piedmont services, and the Carolinian. The street address is 320 West Cabarrus Street, and is located just to the southwest of downtown Raleigh.
Southern Railway built the station in 1950 after leaving the 1890 Raleigh Union Station. The Southern station was not used for passenger trains from 1964 to 1985, when Amtrak moved there.
Previously, Amtrak had used the old Seaboard Air Line Railroad station on Semart Drive. However, when CSX, successor to Seaboard, abandoned the S-Line between Norlina and Petersburg, Amtrak was forced to reroute its trains between Raleigh and the Northeast through Selma. The old Southern station was better suited for this new route.
- "Bikes on Board". NCDOT. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
- "State Fact Sheets". Amtrak. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
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