Raleigh Union Station
Owner: City of Raleigh
Scheduled to open in 2017, this new passenger rail station will replace Raleigh’s existing and inadequate Amtrak Station. Raleigh Union Station is a joint initiative of NCDOT’s Rail Division and the City of Raleigh, with assistance from the regional transit authority GoTriangle, and the recipient of two federal TIGER stimulus grants totaling $38 million. The project will serve as the new hub for local, regional, and interstate transit in the capital city and is one of many improvements to the railroad corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte designed to increase capacity, efficiency, and safety.
“Breaking ground on Raleigh’s Union Station is one more example of how the state is working with cities and local communities to achieve this goal. This multi‐modal transit station will create jobs and connect people throughout our state for generations to come.” – NC Governor Pat McCrory
“The station will replace what is currently an underutilized collection of warehouses and vacant land with a new city landmark that will not only serve as a multi‐modal transportation hub but also a civic space with potential for special events and expanded dining and entertainment options Downtown.” – Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane