Future Train Station
In 2008, the town acquired 20 acres adjacent to the North Carolina Railroad corridor as a location to re-establish passenger rail service and provide for economic development.
Two small-area planning processes informed the funding request for a future train station to the N.C. Department of Transportation. The future train station was funded in the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program. In 2020, the town entered into a funding agreement with NCDOT and GoTriangle to facilitate the design and construction of the station building and site. The completed agreement is available below.
Future train station funding agreement — March 2020
The current phase of the project includes planning, design and construction document-level engineering of the train station building, a covered platform, parking, site circulation, connectivity to the site and other related and necessary improvements. The train station building is expected to be approximately 7,000 square feet and will provide space for offices and passenger service areas.
The station will primarily be used for town office and meeting space until future expansion and construction of the station’s platform. The project will include the development of three concept designs, one of which will be carried through to construction-document level design and engineering estimates.
A request for proposals for design of the future station was issued in September 2021 and closed in November. The request document is available below, and a design team will be selected in December 2021.