Photo Credit: Amtrak / Doug Riddell

August 15, 2016 NC by Train and Amtrak Offering Service to the State Fair in Raleigh

Photo Credit: Amtrak / Doug Riddell

Kimberly Woods

Amtrak Contact

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Carolinian to make special stop during two-week event

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, N.C. Beginning Oct. 14 and continuing through Oct. 23, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance. Low fares may be available for customers who book at least two weeks in advance.

Customers 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 10:09 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 free Wi-Fi.

This special stop for the state fair has been available for 21 years.

For information about visiting the North Carolina State Fair and to purchase tickets, visit or call 800-BY-TRAIN. The city code for the state fair stop is NSF. Additional information can be found at 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 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