Raleigh (Amtrak station)

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Raleigh NC Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 320 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°46′30″N 78°38′39″W / 35.775138°N 78.644085°W / 35.775138; -78.644085Coordinates: 35°46′30″N 78°38′39″W / 35.775138°N 78.644085°W / 35.775138; -78.644085
Owned by North Carolina Railroad Company
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections CAT Buses
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RGH
Opened 1950
Passengers (FY 2014) 161,342[1]Increase 1.1%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
(Open only during the North Carolina State Fair)
toward Charlotte
toward Charlotte
Piedmont Terminus
toward Miami
Silver Star

The Raleigh Amtrak Station, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is served by three passenger trains, the Silver Star, Piedmont and 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 Union Station. The station was not used for passenger trains from 1964 to 1985, when a pending abandonment of track by CSX Transportation forced Amtrak to move there from the former Seaboard Air Line station north of downtown.

The station is Amtrak's third busiest in the Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky) just behind Sanford and Orlando.[2]

Because the station is small, it will be replaced by the Raleigh Union Station project in 2017.



CAT Bus Connections[edit]

  • Route 7: South Saunders
  • Route 11: Avent Ferry
  • Route 21: Caraleigh
  • Route 36: Garner Station

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "State Fact Sheets". Amtrak. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 

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