CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 1
Construction for the CityLYNX Gold Line - Phase 1 began in December 2012. This first phase now provides a 1.5-mile route from the Charlotte Transportation Center on Trade Street to Novant Hospital at Hawthorne Lane and Fifth Street.
In July 2010, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded the City of Charlotte $24.99 million from the Urban Circulator Grant to construct the first operational segment of the project. The remaining $12 million came from City funds including a Pay-As-You-Go and debt service.
The CityLYNX Gold Line officially began service on July 14, 2015 to higher-than-projected ridership. The 1.5-mile alignment has six stops, including a connection to the LYNX Blue Line.