News & Observer: Fast train route could detour Raleigh's scene

Post date: Jul 21, 2010 4:06:15 AM

The two routes under consideration would close different downtown streets in a two-mile stretch between Jones Street and Wake Forest Road. These tracks now carry freight trains past old residential neighborhoods - Five Points and Mordecai - on opposite sides of Capital Boulevard.

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On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Shane  Trahan wrote:
> Hi everyone.
>  The Mordecai Community was mentioned in an article today in the
> N&O.  It can be accessed at
> To sum it all up, there is discussion as to where the high speed rail
> should go. The Norfolk Southern side of capital Blvd or the CSX side
> (our side of Capital Blvd) . There has been some studies going on for
> sometime about this effort so things might start to be taking shape.
> Both options have their pros and cons and the city is leaning more
> toward the Norfolk Southern option which would steer the high speed
> rail away from the Mordecai Community. many businesses could get
> adversely affected with either option and the Norfolk Southern option
> could have a substantial impact on our colleagues over at the Five
> Points Area.
> For those that are interested, there is an open house at the
> Convention Center on Monday July 26th starting at 5 PM with a public
> meeting beginning at 7. Hopefully many of the questions that we and
> the Five Points Community have regarding this will get answered at
> that time.  I am planning to attend this meeting on the 26th to
> explore what this will entail
> I will try and keep everyone posted as this moves forward. Please let
> me know if you would like to know more about the trains in our
> community or if you are interested in attending that meeting on the
> 26th.
> Thanks!!
> Shane