Ep. 11 – Union Station

Back at last! Sorry for the delay. This time, we’re talking about Union Station. We were unable to reach the city to get some questions answered, but here is a basic rundown. We’ll be back on this topic next winter when it’s done!

Wanted in Raleigh: A Company to Manage Union Station – N&O January 17, 2017

Union Station Project Page – City of Raleigh

Union Station Project Page – NC DOT

Raleigh Union Station Phase I Video

Raleigh Union Station Explanation Video

Nice aerial video of construction

wye  (wī)


  1. The letter y.
  2. An object shaped like a Y.

Piedmont Improvement Program

NCDOT to get new trains this holiday – part of massive Raleigh-to-Charlotte rail revamp – TBJ December 12, 2016

Rail Improvement Projects a Big Part of NCs Travel Future – WRAL

Amtrak Ridership and Other Data

Union Station Funding Sources

USDOT TIGER 2012 Grant $26.5 million
NCDOT TIGER 2012 Match $9 million
USDOT TIGER 2013 Grant $11.5 million
City of Raleigh TIGER 2013 Match $10.25 million
USDOT ARRA Grant $15 million
City of Raleigh $15.7 million

Featured image from the City of Raleigh.