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Track work impacts Raleigh, Charlotte trains

Posted February 14, 2011 10:16 a.m. EST

— Midday train service between Raleigh and Charlotte will be suspended for the next 10 weeks so crews can improve the tracks, state Department of Transportation officials said Monday.

Norfolk Southern Railway will begin reconditioning tracks, signals and bridges along the Raleigh to Charlotte corridor. All work is scheduled for completion April 21, weather permitting.

To accommodate the work, the Piedmont midday service (Trains 74 and 75) will be suspended Monday through Thursday until April 21. Friday, Saturday and Sunday service will operate on modified schedules during the period.

The Piedmont morning and evening service (Trains 73 and 76) and the Carolinian morning and evening service (Trains 79 and 80) will run on modified schedules until April 21.