Gold Line

 CityLYNX Gold Line Map

CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 construction is currently underway! Visit the project webpage for construction and road closure information. 

The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile (37 stop) streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan and is being built in phases.  The full streetcar line will connect all current and future rapid transit lines, including the LYNX Blue Line light rail, LYNX Silver Line light rail, LYNX Red Line commuter rail and provide a critical connection to the future Charlotte Gateway District and Multimodal Station. 

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar opened in 2015 to ridership above projections. The 1.5-mile route from Center City serves the Charlotte Transportation Center, CPCC, and Novant Hospital providing a total of 6 stops while connecting to the LYNX Blue Line light rail.  Learn how to ride! 


Phase 2

Phase 2 is currently under construction and is expected to open to revenue service Summer 2021.

This phase extends the current streetcar line from the Charlotte Transportation Center west to French Street in the Historic West End and east from Novant Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue in Elizabeth.


Fast Facts

Project highlights:

  • 11 additional stops
  • 6 modern streetcars
  • Level-boarding for passengers
  • Art integration into stop shelters and vehicles
  • Realignment of Frazier Avenue in West End
  • Reconstruction of Hawthorne Lane Bridge in Elizabeth


Visit the City's project website to learn about Phase 2 construction and associated road closures.


Phase 3

Future phases of the streetcar require additional funding to design and construct.

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