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Gold Line Phase 2​​​​
Rendering of the future 5 Points intersection
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Phase 2 extends the Phase 1 segment by 2.5 miles on the east and west ends of the line creating an interim system for 4 miles. CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 will extend west 2 miles from Charlotte Transportation Center to French Street and east one-half mile along Hawthorne Lane from Presbyterian Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue.

Some highlights of Phase 2 include:

     •   11 additional stops

     •   Modern streetcar vehicles with an option to include hybrid technology

The streetcar will be critical in creating a transit focused and pedestrian oriented center city through developing an integrated transportation system of pedestrians, bikes, motor vehicles, transit, parking, and land development. The approximate cost of Phase 2 is $150 million (provided through a 50/50 federal match).

Capital funding to cover the City’s 50% would come from unallocated and contingent capital accounts within the revenue sources, other than property taxes. Phase 2 was included in President Obama’s FY2016 budget for $75 million after the Federal Transit Administration’s Small Starts evaluation resulted in the project being rated “medium-high”.

Construction is projected to begin late 2016. Phase 2 service start date is projected in late 2019.