Want to ask a question? Click here

Why will the Amtrak bus go to Wilson instead of Smithfield?

Julian March

Q. In January, the StarNews reported the request by Amtrak to start a bus service from Wilmington to the Smithfield train station. In today’s paper, the report indicated that the request was to provide bus transportation from Wilmington to Wilson. Why Wilson, when Smithfield is closer?

A. Because it’s easier to make connections.

“Service is planned to provide the best coordinated connections to our national system and our Palmetto service between NYC and SAV,” said Christina Leeds, an Amtrak spokeswoman, in an email, referring to New York City and Savannah, Ga.


Will Wilmington ever get passenger train service?

Did a locomotive ever crash into the Cape Fear River?

User-contributed question by:

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!

Bookmark and Share

Ask a question

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.

Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Your question:

Post a comment

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.

Your comment: