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CATS suspending Gold Line streetcar service starting Monday

Riders will have to hop on a CATS bus bridge, which is the CityLYNX Connector.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CATS announced that the Gold Line streetcar service will stop, starting Monday, to finish construction of the Gold Line Phase 2 project.

Riders will have to hop on a CATS bus bridge, which is the CityLYNX Connector.

The CityLYNX Connector will travel to and from Bay V at the Transit Center in uptown and the area near Novant Medical Center. 

The plan for Phase 2 construction is to extend the service 2.5 miles east and west of the current line. They will are also be adding 11 stops. 

Phase 2 should be complete and running next year, but the CATS director also said the streetcar project could be delayed six months because of the 2020 Republican National Convention.

The following routes will experience modifications: 

  • Route 4 Belmont: This route will extend to the Sugar Creek Station for a direct connection to the LYNX Blue Line. Some stops will be discontinued.
  • Route 61x Arboretum Express: This route will be slightly extended to serve the Waverly Park and Ride on Houston Field Court and Southmore Drive. Additionally, routing along Golf Links Drive & Providence Farm Lane will be discontinued.
  • CityLYNX Gold Line: Due to construction, the CityLYNX Gold Line will suspend operations and the CityLYNX Connector will replace the suspended Gold Line.

Additionally, several routes will have trip times adjusted to improve running times. They are: 

  • Route 11 North Tryon
  • Route 13 Nevin Road
  • Route 15 Randolph Road, Route 19 Park Road
  • Route 27 Monroe Road
  • Route 211 Hidden Valley 

More information on the schedule changes can be found here.


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