NCDOT seeks public input regarding Kannapolis Amtrak station improvements

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has scheduled a public meeting for tomorrow (Oct. 24) to gather opinions on a second passenger-rail platform proposed for the Amtrak station in Kannapolis.

The existing Kannapolis Station platform accommodates Carolinian and Piedmont service on only one side of the double-track North Carolina Railroad/Norfolk Southern Main Line.

NCDOT plans to add a second platform to improve overall rail operations in the corridor, officials said in a press release. As well, there are plans to build a pedestrian overpass from South Ridge Avenue and South Main Street.

NCDOT will accept comments via email and phone through Nov. 7. All comments will be reviewed and considered for the final design, department officials said.

The meeting takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kannapolis Train Station, 201 South Main St.

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