Light Rail Project Timeline

Construction and testing will continue through 2017. During that time, trains will begin running but will not be open to passenger service. Passenger service is expected by March 31, 2018.

Light rail service to Mecklenburg County began in November 2007, when the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) opened the LYNX Blue Line from I-485 at South Boulevard (Pineville city limits) to Seventh Street in Uptown Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte coverage of the Blue Line Extension