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Most certainly. In the past with the light rail proposal there wasn't as much of a driver for that project as there is now. With Google and Apple and many other companies bringing  new jobs to the are

@SydneyCartonnice find!  The map has details for each stop. Pretty neat.    So... will commuter rail stand a better chance than the failed light rail proposal?

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/05/duke-university-durham-ncsu-commuter-raleigh-airport-amtrak-light-rail    

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On 5/30/2021 at 7:03 AM, rolly said:

So... will commuter rail stand a better chance than the failed light rail proposal?

Having the tracks already in place should substantially increase the likelihood of this coming to fruition.

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I cannot overstate how thrilled I would be if I could hop on the train to get to work. My wife and I live in Midtown Raleigh just 0.75 miles from Wegmans but work in RTP and Downtown Durham. No commuter rail stop in Midtown but I'm assuming BRT would get us to the station pretty quickly. Even if it takes slightly longer than driving I'd be willing to save the gas money/risk of an accident and dick around on my phone or something on the way.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Of course, even if this ends up going through, we won't see anything until 2030 I'm sure.......

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3 hours ago, Raleigh Walker said:

I cannot overstate how thrilled I would be if I could hop on the train to get to work. My wife and I live in Midtown Raleigh just 0.75 miles from Wegmans but work in RTP and Downtown Durham. No commuter rail stop in Midtown but I'm assuming BRT would get us to the station pretty quickly. Even if it takes slightly longer than driving I'd be willing to save the gas money/risk of an accident and dick around on my phone or something on the way.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Of course, even if this ends up going through, we won't see anything until 2030 I'm sure.......

Yes, Raleigh Union Station Bus Station will ultimately connect the future Commuter Rail, Intercity High Speed Rail, AMTRAK, and Bus Rapid Transit services. GoRaleigh bus system is also decentralizing with mini-hubs around key BRT and rail stations for faster localized service.

 

 

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