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NC city considers accommodating high-speed trains

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina is working on ideas to close roads and build bridges for a high-speed rail line that would carry trains at speeds up to 110 mph.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that a fresh round of public hearings begin Monday in Raleigh to give Wake County residents the chance to find out how they will be affected.

Hearings also are planned for Tuesday in Henderson and Thursday in Franklinton.

State Transportation Department officials want feedback as they refine a $2 billion plan to build the Raleigh-to-Richmond, Va., rail line. It's part of a Southeast rail corridor that will eventually connect Charlotte, N.C., to Washington, D.C., with trains traveling at top speeds of 110 miles per hour.

Information from: The News & Observer

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