NC By Train and Amtrak Offering Service to Memorial Day Parade in Thomasville
WASHINGTON – NC By Train, North Carolina’s passenger rail service, in conjunction with Amtrak, and the city of Thomasville, will offer customers the most convenient way to travel to the Southeast’s largest Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Tickets are now on sale for travel on the Carolinian and Piedmont.
A special 15 percent discount will be offered to veterans as well as active military members (use promotion code V706).
The trains will make the special stop in downtown Thomasville at Salem and Randolph streets, near the parade route. The stop will be wheelchair accessible. The 30th annual parade will start at 10 a.m. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will serve as the parade grand marshal. After the parade, attendees can enjoy free food and watch paratroopers arrive at Thomasville Stadium. More information about the parade is available at the Thomasville Tourism website.
The northbound Carolinian Train 80 leaves Charlotte at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival in Thomasville at 8:10 a.m. The southbound Piedmont Train 73 departs Raleigh at 6:45 a.m., with a scheduled arrival in Thomasville at 8:45 a.m. The northbound Piedmont Train 74 is scheduled to depart Thomasville at 1:13 p.m., with a scheduled arrival in Raleigh at 3:21 p.m.
The southbound Piedmont Train 75 is scheduled to depart Thomasville at 1:45 p.m., with a scheduled arrive in Charlotte at 3:04 p.m.
The Carolinian and Piedmont offer free Wi-Fi® and North Carolina Volunteer Train Hosts assist passengers and provide information about rail passenger service and points of interest within North Carolina.
For information about visiting the Memorial Day Parade in Thomasville and to make reservations, visit ncbytrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN. The city code for the special stop is TMV.
Additional information is available at Amtrak.com or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
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State-sponsored NC By Train
The Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by NCDOT and operated by Amtrak. The service is paid for through state funding and passenger fares. NC By Train’s 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.