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Video: LYNX Blue Line Extension

The Blue Line Extension (Northeast Corridor) is an extension of the successful LYNX Blue Line light rail service.  The 9.3-mile alignment extends from Ninth Street in Center City through the North Davidson (NoDa) and University areas, terminating on the UNC Charlotte campus. By including the LYNX Blue Line Extension in a comprehensive transportation system that includes roads, buses, bus rapid transit and commuter rail, we can offer more choices and alternatives to congestion on I-85.

Check out CATS’ new BLE video of the future LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project. Follow the alignment and hear about the connections light rail brings to Charlotte. The BLE is expected to open for service in 2017.

LYNX Blue Line Extension project information

LYNX Blue Line Extension construction information 

On July 18, 2013, the Future of Mass Transit In The Charlotte Region Took A Major Step Forward.
The LYNX Blue Line Extension Groundbreaking Celebration!
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory, Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois, Mecklenburg Commission Chair Pat Cotham and Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers commemorated the beginning of construction for the LYNX Blue Line Extension with an official groundbreaking near the future Ninth Street Station.


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