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Work On Tracks Prompts Changes For Two N.C. Passenger Trains

Posted April 20, 2004

— Two of North Carolina's 12 passenger trains will not operate during the next two months as a freight railroad company works on the tracks between Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla.

The New York-Miami Silver Meteor (trains 97 and 98), which normally stops in Fayetteville and Rocky Mount, will be canceled April 24 to June 22.

During this time, CSX Transportation will install 104,000 concrete and wooden ties, as well as 9,000 feet of new rail, between Savannah and Jacksonville.

To accommodate passengers traveling between New York and Miami, extra equipment and staff will be added to the existing New York-Miami Silver Star (trains 91, 92). The train also will run two hours earlier.

Due to the schedule change, connecting service from the Piedmont (trains 73, 74) to the Silver Star will not be available.

For complete schedules and ticket information, call

Amtrak

at (800) 872-7245.

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