Amtrak Suspends Midday Service for Construction

Feb 14, 2011

North Carolina Amtrak will suspend Piedmont mid-day service between Raleigh and Charlotte starting today.  Service is being halted due to improvement projects along the route. Amtrak Spokeswoman Amanda Perry says the closures are to give workers a chance to recondition the tracks and improve on-time service.

"It would minimize delays and service interruptions and that sort of thing.But the actual speed of the train is not expected to increase."

The Piedmont mid-day service will be suspended Mondays through Thursdays, from today through April 21st. Friday, Saturday and Sunday trains will run on a modified schedule.