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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Passenger train service in North Carolina is slowly returning to normal.

N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sondra Artis says Amtrak’s Piedmont and Carolinian service between Raleigh and Charlotte will operate normally on Wednesday.

Artis said the Carolinian, which normally provides service to New York, will operate between Charlotte and Philadelphia with no alternate service north of there. The remnants of Hurricane Sandy and damage left behind continue to impact passenger train service in the mid-Atlantic states and on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Other trains that pass through North Carolina will provide limited service on Wednesday as well. The Palmetto remains canceled, while the Crescent and Silver Meteor will go as far north as Washington, D.C., with limited alternate service to Philadelphia. The Silver Star will operate between Jacksonville and Miami only.

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