Currently in Uptown Charlotte, crews are in the tearing up the streets and installing new rail tracks for the city’s extension of the Gold Line. Older street cars will be replaced by modern Siemans train like cars. This will provide a link for neighborhoods just to the east and west of Uptown. It will also link to the upcoming downtown train station/bus terminal Exciting stuff happening uptown.
Phase 2 extends the current streetcar segment by 2.5 miles on the east and west ends of the line, creating an interim system of 4 miles. CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 will extend west 2 miles from the Charlotte Transportation Center to French Street, and east one-half mile along Hawthorne Lane from Novant Presbyterian Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue.
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