LYNX Northeast Blue Line Extension plans revised | CLT Blog

LYNX Northeast Blue Line Extension plans revised

Posted on 13 Jan 2009 by Justin Ruckman

old route shown in red, <a href=“,-80.787878&spn=0.028035,0.042915&z=14&source=embed””>view larger version at Google Maps

At last night’s city council meeting, CATS announced a new preferred route for the LYNX Northeast Blue Line extension. It’s not a drastic change, but it keeps the light rail line on the existing railroad tracks for a little over a mile longer, and cuts down on the land that CATS would have to acquire in that area. The new route would save $57 million, and have a greater impact on development around NoDa.

More coverage at WSOCTV and News14.


  1. Justin ritchie 13 Jan 2009 at 3:24 AM

    I definitely like the new route better. Trying to force the train along N. Tryon isn’t necessary the whole way.

  2. JamesWillamor 13 Jan 2009 at 4:40 AM

    I agree Justin, but I think it would have an immensely positive impact on all the stores/restaurants there at the Asian Corners to have a station so close instead of a little farther away down Sugar Creek.

  3. Michael Wuori 13 Jan 2009 at 4:51 AM

    Nice map.