Charlotte Gateway Station

Digital picture of the Charlotte Gateway Station

It's About Vision

The Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) will be a comprehensive multi-modal transportation facility in vibrant uptown Charlotte at the intersection of West Trade and Graham Streets. This signature passenger station will provide both long-distance travelers and daily-commuters with greater accessibility to regional connections as well as to Charlotte's thriving employment, entertainment and cultural centers.

Charlotte Gateway Station

Water color picture of future plan for Charlotte Gateway Station A critical element of Charlotte's 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan is the Charlotte Gateway Station. This future multi-modal station will consolidate public transit and intercity transportation modes at Trade and Graham Streets in Uptown Charlotte.

The Charlotte Gateway Station will provide key connections to CATS and local transportation services such as:

  • Intercity Amtrak service
  • CATS local and express bus services
  • CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar
  • The proposed Red Line Commuter Rail
  • The proposed Silver Line Light Rail
  • Intercity bus service
  • Taxi and ridesharing services

This signature multimodal station will anchor the larger Charlotte Gateway District development. The Gateway project is being implemented through a partnership between the City of Charlotte, North Carolina Department of Transportation, regional stakeholders as well as a future private partner.

Phase 1 – Infrastructure

In 2015, the City of Charlotte received $30 Million in TIGER funds, which along with state and local funding was used to complete this first phase.  Phase 1 construction consisted of track, structures, and signal infrastructure necessary to relocate the existing station and was complete in October 2022.

Phase 2 – Master Developer

Phase 2 will include the completion of the transit hub, including the intercity passenger rail facility and a bus facility to supplement bus operations at the existing transit center.  Phase 2 will also include a public-private master development that will integrate residential, commercial, retail, and transportation infrastructure.  A master developer has been selected, and the City of Charlotte and NCDOT continue to work with the master developer to advance the design plans to integrate all the transportation components into the overall development.  


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