Monday, March 19, 2018

Charlotte opens light rail Blue Line extension

Written by  David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal
CATS opened an extension to its 15km Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16. CATS opened an extension to its 15km Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) opened an extension to its 15km (9.3-mile) Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.

 

 

The extension runs northeast from 7th Street station in the city centre through the North Davidson (NoDA) and University areas to terminate at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus.
The extension has 11 stations, four of which have park-and-ride facilities providing a total of 3100 parking spaces.

The Blue Line extension is designed to be operated by three-car Siemens Avanto S70 LRVs running at 7.5-minute intervals initially and is expected to transport more than 25,000 passengers per day.

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