Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Light rail extension coming to campus in 2017

The light rail onto campus includes the only underground stretch
of the Blue Line in the entire LYNX system.
The LYNX Blue Line Extension allows for a new dimension of connectivity between UNC Charlotte and the neighborhoods and business districts along the Blue Line as far south as Pineville. 

Light rail also provides greater accessibility for the citizens of the region to the resources of the University.

The prospect of bringing more people to and from campus for work, performing arts, athletic events, festivals and other activities will prove revolutionary for students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors.

The Blue Line Extension includes a unique pedestrian bridge
that spans the entire width of North Tryon Street at Institute Circle.
Beginning in late summer 2017, new Charlotte Area Transit System light rail stations at Ninth Street – beside UNC Charlotte Center City – J.W. Clay at North Tryon Street and Cameron Boulevard at Wallis Hall will bring the convenience of light rail to the heart of the University campus. And as part of the Blue Line Extension, eight other new light rail stations – and related bus routes -- will provide an alternative to using automobiles.

The LYNX Blue Line Extension begins at Seventh Street in Uptown Charlotte and continues to the UNC Charlotte Main Station. Stations along the way are located at Ninth Street, Parkwood, 25th Street, 36th Street, Sugar Creek, Old Concord Road, Tom Hunter Road, McCullough Drive, J.W. Clay Boulevard UNC Charlotte Station and UNC Charlotte Main Station, along Cameron Boulevard near Wallis Hall and the North Deck

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