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Rail Line Upgraded From Raleigh to Cary

Posted February 13, 2008 12:36 p.m. EST

— The state Department of Transportation recently completed a $7 million project to increase train speeds between downtown Raleigh and downtown Cary, officials said.

New signals were installed to increase the railroad’s capacity and flexibility, allowing trains to move more efficiently in each direction on each track. The signal system uses cutting-edge technology and provides a cost-effective capacity improvement, officials said.

Upgraded track work also will allow passenger train speeds to increase from 60 to 79 mph, which will improve train reliability, officials said.

Other planned improvements along the corridor include work on the junction at Cary, the bridge over East Durham Road and sections of track work along the corridor.