Posts Tagged ‘Winston-Salem North Carolina’

Changes Made to NC Connector Service

May 21, 2021

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation has modified some NC Connector service between High Point and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

PART will incorporate Route 1 and Route 3 to allow connections between High Point and Winston-Salem.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said passengers will need to transfer at PARTs Coble Transportation Center in Greensboro from one route to another, depending on direction of travel.

Passengers boarding at the Winston-Salem Clark Campbell Transportation Center or Winston-Salem State University will board PART Route 1 schedule service to the Coble Transportation Center.

Upon boarding, the driver will verify travel document and issue a PART Paper Token. The Winston Salem State University stop has been relocated just north of the current stop to Union Station.

When arriving at Coble Transportation Center, passengers will use the PART Paper Token to transfer onto PART Route 3 schedule service that will proceed to the High Point Train station.

Westbound passengers coming from Piedmont and Carolinian trains will need to collect a PART Paper Token from a station agent before proceeding on PART Route 3 schedule service to Coble Transportation Center.

When arriving at Coble Transportation Center, passengers will use the PART Paper Token to transfer onto Route 1 schedule service that will proceed to the Winston-Salem Clark Campbell Transportation Center and then Winston-Salem State University.

Route 1 connections at the Winston-Salem Clark Cable Station are at the L-1 slip located on the side of WS Depot facility on North Liberty Street.

At Winston-Salem University,  Route 1 connections are located at the PART Bus Stop sign in front of the Union Station building. Passengers have three routes to connect to campus.

At the High Point Terminal,  Route 3 connections are at the High Point Terminal Outer Slip.

Transit Service Resumes at North Carolina Station

December 16, 2020

North Carolina-based Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation has resumed its Route 5 Service from the Amtrak station in High Point to Winston Salem.

An Amtrak service advisory said the Authority also provides on-demand service operating for Route 1 and 3 Monday through Saturday to and from High Point and Winston Salem for passengers who did not book in advance on Route 5.

Call 336-883-7278 for PART schedule information.

Winston-Salem Hopes to See Amtrak Some Day

February 12, 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a restored railroad station that is ready to accommodate Amtrak if the state can be persuaded to extend its service there.

The closest that Amtrak comes to Winston-Salem is Greensboro, which is 30 miles to the east.

Greensboro is severed by the state-funded Piedmonts and Carolinian, as well as the New York-New Orleans Crescent.

There has been some discussion to extend the state-funded service to Winston-Salem in order to serve Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

In the meantime the city is poised to celebrate the completion of an $11 million restoration of the Union Station that was built in 1926 to serve the Southern Railway, Norfolk & Western, and the Winston-Salem Southbound.

The station once served 20 trains a day, but last saw scheduled passenger service on June 15.

For 37 years the station was the home of an auto repair shop. However, much of the station’s interior remained intact during that time, including the flooring survived intact and several lighting fixtures.

The city purchased the former station in 2012 and plans to use some of it for its own offices. There are plans to lease space to tenants on the main level and make the large waiting room available for banquets and other events.

An open-window balcony overlooking the former concourse will serve as a railfan viewing area of Norfolk Southern tracks.