GTCR Feasibility

Commuter Rail Feasibility Report Now Available

The proposed Greater Triangle Commuter Rail would offer a congestion-free transportation alternative for the region that is slated to grow by more than a million people and a corresponding 1 million cars in the next 30 years. GoTriangle would like your opinion on the phases studied in the report.

Options and Costs

The results of the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail feasibility study provide options for implementation of regional passenger rail service. Due to the high cost and technical challenges associated with delivering the full project at once, the study considered phases for staged implementation in the eastern, central, and western portions of the corridor. With costs varying for each, the three portions include:

  • Eastern portion Implementing service from the Auburn Station in Garner to Raleigh Union Station.
  • Central portion Implementing service from Raleigh Union Station to the Ellis Road Station.
  • Western portion Implementing service from the RTP Station to the West Durham Station.

Out of the three phases, the western phase has considerable challenges associated with construction including higher cost and a longer implementation time frame. Due to the challenges associated the western phase is being considered for a later stage of implementation.

The next step is for leaders to decide what portion should be built first.

To do so, we need to hear from you!

Comment period is open from January 5th - February 19th, 2023.


How can you learn more?

Open House and Events

Open House  1/18/2023  6:30pm-8:30pm  John Chavis Community Center 

505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601 

Open House  1/30/2023  5:30pm-7:30pm  Durham County Public Library 
300 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701 
Open House  2/1/2023  6:30pm-8:00pm  Chapel Hill Town Hall 
405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514  
Ask Me Anything: An Online Discussion with Project Staff 2/3/2023  11:00am-12:00pm  DTRaleigh Community website 
Open House  2/6/2023  5:30pm-7:30pm  The Town Council Chambers of Morrisville at the main Town Hall building – 100 Town Hall Dr. Morrisville NC 27560 
Open House  2/7/2023  5:00pm-8:00pm  Town Hall 
111 E. Second Street Clayton, NC 27520 
Open House  2/8/2023  5:30pm-7:30pm  St. Joseph’s AME 2521 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707 
Open House  2/10/2023  3:00pm-5:30pm  Cary Regional Library 315 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511 
Open House  2/16/2023  5:30pm-8:00pm  Garner Senior Center 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529