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North Carolina Rail Division. Staff of about 50 Mission to: Improve & expand passenger rail service Improve safety at crossings Provide industrial access Improve infrastructure Develop high-speed rail Preserve corridors for future use. NCDOT Rail Organization.

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North Carolina Rail Division

  • Staff of about 50

  • Mission to:Improve & expand passenger rail serviceImprove safety at crossingsProvide industrial accessImprove infrastructure Develop high-speed railPreserve corridors for future use


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NCDOT Rail Organization


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NCDOT - Rail DivisionStatutory Responsibilities

Corridor Preservation

Intercity Passenger Service

Crossing Safety

Safety Inspections

Industrial Development

Revitalization


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NCDOT- Rail Division Planning

  • Short & Long Range Planning for Passenger Services

  • Environmental Compliance

  • State Rail Plan

  • Corridor Acquisition

  • Southeast High Speed Rail Coalition

  • VA/NC High Speed Rail Compact

  • Rail Industrial Access Program


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NCDOT - Rail Division Engineering & Safety

  • Engineering

    • Commuter, freight and intercity

    • TIP project scoping

    • Rail Industrial Access Program

  • Safety

    • FRA-certified safety inspections

    • Commuter rail safety oversight

  • Crossing Safety

    • Sealed Corridor and Traffic Separation Studies

    • Gates, lights and signal improvements

    • Crossing Inventory

  • Corridor Management


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Investments in Infrastructure

  • Develop Sealed Corridor Program

  • Develop Private Crossing Safety

  • Conduct Traffic Separation Studies

  • Purchase North Carolina Railroad

  • Renovate Historic Stations

  • Develop New Multi-Modal Centers

  • Improve track and signals


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SealedCorridor Safety Improvements

  • NCDOT – NS partnership

  • Treat 216 public crossings+ 47 private crossings

  • Use existing technology

  • FRA national model


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Track & Signal Improvements

  • Partnered with NS and NCRR

  • NCDOT- preliminary engineering & design

  • Norfolk Southern – final design & construction


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Track & Signal Improvements

  • Lengthen sidings

  • Reconstruct interlocks

  • Super-elevate tracks

  • Straighten curves

  • Double Track


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Track & Signal Improvements

  • Install Traffic Control & Communications System

  • Lengthen train detection circuits

  • Revise train control signals

  • Install bi-directional signals


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Pre NCRRIP


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Post NCRRIP


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Raleigh-Charlotte Travel Time in Minutes


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