Projects & Transit Planning

What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 29-mile, 29 station light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City Charlotte and the Town of Matthews, into Union County. Key connections include:

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail• BB&T Ballpark
• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar• Ovens Auditorium
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport• Bojangles Coliseum
• Charlotte Gateway District• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals
• Bank of America Stadium• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

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LYNX Silver Line Project Status

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 29-mile light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City Charlotte and the Town of Matthews, with a potential extension into Union County. Key connections include:

• Design and operations• Cost
• Connectivity• Environmental Considerations
• Development opportunities• Feedback from the public, resource agencies, and other key stakeholders
On April 28, 2021, CATS' policy board, the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), approved the refined LPA. With a newly adopted alignment, staff will continue to move the project forward into more detailed design and environmental review. Public engagement will continue  as the project develops.

CATS conducted extensive public engagement during the refinement period. To view previous project materials and watch meeting recordings, click on the Project Materials on the right-side tab.

As the light rail design and environmental work continues, the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) study will begin public engagement around the station area planning effort.


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Download the LYNX Silver Line toolkit with shareable project materials.

Current Project Materials:

  • LYNX Silver Line Frequently Asked Questions Spring 2021 (Coming Soon)

 Early Scoping Fall 2020 Online Open House

Archived Project Materials:

Public Meetings:



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Charlotte Area Transit System,

C/O MARCOM Department,

600 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

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