Two states see slow start for fast trains between Raleigh and Richmond

October 25, 2014

Instead of wishing and hoping for the whopping $4 billion they would need to build a fast-train shortcut between Raleigh and Richmond, leaders from North Carolina and Virginia want to find a less costly way to start rolling sooner with slower trains – and build up speed later.

They want to stick with the gradual, incremental approach that has characterized North Carolina’s rail service upgrades over the past two decades…

By 2017 they want to have a plan for starting with trains that could run at speeds up to 79 mph, and a long-range timetable for phasing in improvements that would allow faster trips in the future…

Read the rest of the story in the News & Observer, 23 October 2014.

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