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Amtrak service to be suspended starting Monday

Amtrak train service between Raleigh and Charlotte will be suspended for 10 weeks starting Monday.

The disruption in the Piedmont and Carolinian service will allow upgrades to be made to the railway. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, in a news release, said the project will “enhance the ride, making it smoother, with better on-time reliability this spring.”

Norfolk Southern Railway will be reconditioning tracks, signals and bridges along the Raleigh to Charlotte corridor.

The work is scheduled for completion April 21. Crews will perform the work Mondays through Thursdays.

The Piedmont midday service (Trains 74 and 75) will be suspended Mondays through Thursdays until the work is done. No alternate transportation will be provided. Friday, Saturday and Sunday service will operate on modified schedules.

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

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