October 10, 2014 Ride North Carolina’s Amtrak to the State Fair

Kimberly Woods

Amtrak Contact

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Carolinian to make special stop at fairgrounds in Raleigh

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. Beginning Oct. 17 and continuing through Oct. 26, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance.

Passengers traveling from Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, and Cary will have easy access to the fair. The northbound Carolinian leaves Charlotte at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival at the fairgrounds at 10:08 a.m. The southbound Carolinian departs the fairgrounds at 4:56 p.m., with a scheduled arrival in Charlotte at 8:12 p.m. The special stop is wheelchair accessible and the train has Wi-Fi®.

For information about visiting the North Carolina State Fair and to make your reservations, visit ncbytrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN. The city code for the state fair stop is NSF. 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.