Raleigh, North Carolina
Rail Transportation: Stations & Terminals
Design: Civil Engineering, Architecture, Pedestrian Traffic/Wayfinding, Structural Engineering
Planning/Pre-Design: Transit Planning
Raleigh Union Station
When the City of Raleigh wanted to replace its aging Amtrak station, STV served as a subconsultant providing track and railroad, platform location, and wayfinding design services for the new Raleigh Union Station. Located on the site of the Dillion Viaduct Building in the city’s downtown warehouse district, the 24,000-square-foot facility accommodates intercity passenger service, and was designed to meet future commuter and high-speed rail needs.
Approximately 2,000 feet of CSX Transportation-owned track was relocated as well as 1,500 feet of track owned by Norfolk Southern Railway. Together, these relocations help create about 3,000 feet of new track in the station. To avoid extensive freight rail service disruptions, the track and structure plans were designed to be constructed over the course of multiple phases. The firm developed wayfinding plans for four levels throughout the facility, including signage for vehicle traffic, parking and pickup/drop-off, and internal and external pedestrian signage for help finding platforms, exits, and ticketing areas.