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Charlotte CityLynx Gold Line streetcar opens 30 August

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Charlotte CityLynx Gold Line streetcar opens 30 August
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, August 27, 2021 9:31 AM

Charlotte Area Transit System will begin passenger service on its CityLynx Gold Line streetcar next week.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, the streetcar will operate every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, CATS officials said Thursday. You can ride it for free until January, officials said.

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the CityLYNX Gold Line was performing test runs along West Trade Street and North Bruns Avenue in west Charlotte. CATS announced that the streetcar will open for passenger service on Monday, August 30. Jeff Siner JSINER@CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM

The project contractor will continue related road and sidewalk work over the next few months, none of which will curtail street car operations, officials said.

Anyone with questions should call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433.

The 2.5-mile extension opening on Monday is the second of three phases of the 10-mile CityLYNX Gold Line, which will have 37 stops and connect all current and future rapid transit lines when full complete

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