CityLYNX Gold Line

CityLYNX Gold Line Map

The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile (37 stop) streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan and is being built in phases. The full streetcar line will connect all current and future rapid transit lines, including the LYNX Blue Line light rail, LYNX Silver Line light rail, LYNX Red Line commuter rail and provide a critical connection to the future Charlotte Gateway District and Multimodal Station.

Phase 3 - Community Engagement Starting Early 2024

  • CATS website will be updated with the public meeting schedule in the coming week.
  • Proposes to extend the system by six miles
    • Provides key connection to Eastland Community Transit Center, Rosa Parks Community Transit Center
    • Connects multiple neighborhoods including Wesley Heights and Plaza Midwood
  • Up to 17 additional stations
    • Stationswill feature public art

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar opened in 2015 to ridership above projections. The 1.5-mile route from Center City serves the Charlotte Transportation Center, CPCC, and Novant Hospital providing a total of 6 stops while connecting to the LYNX Blue Line light rail. Learn how to ride!

Phase 2

This phase extends the current streetcar line from the Charlotte Transportation Center west to French Street in the Historic West End and east from Novant Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue in Elizabeth.

Fast Facts(PDF, 4MB)

Project highlights:

  • 11 additional stops
  • 6 modern streetcars
  • Level-boarding for passengers
  • Art integration into stop shelters and vehicles
  • Realignment of Frazier Avenue in West End
  • Reconstruction of Hawthorne Lane Bridge in Elizabeth

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CityLYNX Gold Line Fare Equity Analysis(PDF, 4MB)