North Carolina DOT begins double-track project on NS line

March 25, 2014

Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) launched a project involving the construction of 11 miles of second track on a Norfolk Southern Railway line between Salisbury and Kannapolis.

The construction of a second track will enable trains to pass each other more easily, which will, in turn, improve rail travel times along the Raleigh-to-Charlotte corridor, NCDOT officials said in a press release. In addition, closing and upgrading the crossings will better separate vehicle and train traffic to improve safety, they said.

The project is part of the Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP), which involves a series of projects designed to improve the rail corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte for freight and passenger trains…

Read the rest of the story: Progressive Railroading, 25 March 2014.

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