January 2017: On Saturday, January 14 Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined local dignitaries to commemorate the groundbreaking of the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project with a ceremony in Charlotte's Historic West End. http://charlottenc.gov/newsro…/releases/Pages/PR-170114.aspx Constructed is expected to begin early this year.
November 2016:CATS awarded vehicle manufacturer and construction contracts for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project.
The Johnson Bros. Corporation of Roanoke, Texas was awarded $80,671,158 to construct the Phase 2 segment of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar and $13,432,362 for associated city improvements. The Johnson Bros. Corporation, part of Southland Holdings LLC, specializes in bridge, highway and infrastructure services across the United States and Canada.
Siemens was selected to build six S70 hybrid streetcars. These vehicles, which will debut along with the opening of the Phase 2 alignment, will replace the green and yellow Gomaco replica vehicles currently in operation. The S70 streetcar vehicles are designed with hybrid capability, allowing for operation in portions of Uptown without the need for power from an overhead catenary system (OCS). The S70 streetcars are a compact version of the S70 light rail vehicles that currently operate on the LYNX Blue Line. The cost to purchase these six vehicles and spare parts is $40,400,000
The Phase 2 project, which will add 11 additional stops to the current Gold Line, will be constructed in 3 geographic segments; West End, Uptown and Elizabeth.
West End Elizabeth
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