Is NCRR’s most significant railroad partner. Norfolk Southern is responsible for operating and maintaining NCRR’s chief asset, under a long term agreement with NCRR.


Is a freight railroad that uses the NCRR corridor between Raleigh and Cary, and connects the NCRR line at Charlotte, Lexington, Durham, Cary and Goldsboro. NCRR and CSX share an interest in moving freight for North Carolina companies safely and efficiently through key parts of the state.

Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)


Amtrak currently operates all passenger service in North Carolina, including Charlotte to Raleigh, under agreement with NCDOT and Norfolk Southern. NCRR and Amtrak share a unique interest in exploring ways to improve rail travel. Amtrak owns its rail lines in the northeastern U.S., but operates on “host” railroads elsewhere in the country.

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains (CAPT)


Federal Railroad

NCDOT – In a partnership that is unique nationwide, NCRR and DOT work together to improve the quality of crossings, bridges and other facilities along the corridor. An improvement campaign of approximately $10 million was just completed in the eastern part of the state. Another joint effort, this time to improve passenger service, is planned for the corridor between Selma and Charlotte.


North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail

 North Carolina

Association of American

 North Carolina Operation
This non-profit organization, whose state headquarters are located in Norfolk Southern offices in Raleigh, NC, is focused exclusively on improving public safety at railroad crossings. Educational programs such as trainmaster courses, instruction for emergency rescue personnel, educational programs for school children and train rides for key community personnel are all a part of the Operation Lifesaver approach. NCRR is pursuing ways to support and partner with this organization as train safety issues become ever more important to everyone.

Rails to Trails

North Carolina Rail-Trails,

Railway Association of North