Ride the train to the state fair

Published 10:13 am Friday, October 14, 2016

Beginning today, Oct. 14, and continuing through Oct. 23, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the State Fair fairgrounds entrance.

Customers traveling from Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham and Cary will have easy access to the fair.

The northbound Carolinian leaves Charlotte at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival at the fairgrounds at 10:09 a.m. The southbound Carolinian departs the fairgrounds at 4:56 p.m., with a scheduled arrival in Charlotte at 8:12 p.m. The special stop is wheelchair accessible and the train has free Wi-Fi.

This special stop for the state fair has been available for 21 years.

For information about visiting the North Carolina State Fair and to purchase tickets, visit ncbytrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN. The city code for the state fair stop is NSF. Additional information can be found at Amtrak.com or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.