October 17, 2014 North Carolina’s Amtrak to Make Special Stop at Lexington Barbecue Festival

Kimberly Woods

Amtrak Contact

202 906.3860

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is offering passengers a convenient way to travel to and from the 31st annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington, N.C., on Oct. 25. The Carolinian and Piedmont operating between Raleigh and Charlotte will make several stops in the morning and afternoon.

The special stop is located at the Lexington Barbecue Hospitality Center on Railroad Street and is within walking distance to the festival. This special stop is not wheelchair accessible. The schedule of arrival and departure times is available at NC by Train.

Festival attendees seeking to book tickets should use station code LEX. During the festival, Amtrak representatives will distribute timetables, vacation brochures, hats, activity books and information on Amtrak Guest Rewards.

Additional information can be found at Amtrak.com or by calling (800) USA-RAIL.

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State-sponsored North Carolina’s Amtrak

The Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by NCDOT and operated by Amtrak. The service is paid for through state funding and passenger fares. North Carolina’s Amtrak fleet of two trains provides daily service to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, nine other North Carolina cities, and to the Northeast. Complete schedule information is available at ncbytrain.org. Reservations are required. Travelers should book early for best fares. Tickets can be purchased at station ticket windows, automated ticket kiosks at all stations or online at ncbytrain.org.