Light Rail Connects Us

Things You Need to Know


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Will open March 16, 2018

Trains arrive every 7½ minutes during peak hours.

11 new stations, including 2 on campus and 1 at Center City.

Students pay $25/semester. Faculty/staff can opt-in for $75/year.

11 Park & Ride facilities; 4 along the extension.

22-minute commute from UNC Charlotte to Uptown.


A $10 addition to the Transportation Miscellaneous Service Charge will go into effect for spring semester 2018 to cover the unlimited, all-access CATS pass when the LYNX Blue Line Extension begins service to campus.  The $10 is prorated to reflect the light rail's arrival in the middle of the semester. In fall 2018, the cost for the all-access pass will be $25 for the semester.