"The passenger trains would operate during morning and evening rush hours and could dovetail with another rail system in the Triangle that's under consideration, company officials said.
The state-owned private company owns a rail corridor running from Morehead City on the coast to Charlotte. It commissioned the 11-month-long study to determine the cost and feasibility of running commuter trains on its tracks along with existing freight and long-distance Amtrak passenger trains. Its consultant looked at a system with 29 stops in seven counties and 13 trains.
The next step, railroad officials said, would be for someone to undertake a ridership study to determine demand for the service."