Gold Line

​​​​​​​​​​CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2​


​Phase 2 extends the current streetcar segment by 2.5 miles on the east and west ends of the line, creating an interim system of 4 miles. CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 will extend west 2 miles from the Charlotte Transportation Center to French Street, and east one-half mile along Hawthorne Lane from Novant Presbyterian Hospital to Sunnyside Avenue. 

Some highlights of Phase 2 include:
     •   11 additional stops

     •   S70 Siemens modern streetcar vehicles with hybrid technology

The streetcar will be critical in creating a transit focused and pedestrian oriented center city through developing an integrated transportation system of pedestrians, bikes, motor vehicles, transit, parking, and land development. The cost of Phase 2 is $150 million (provided through a 50/50 federal match).

Capital funding to cover the City’s 50% would come from unallocated and contingent capital accounts within the revenue sources, other than property taxes. Phase 2 was included in President Obama’s FY2016 budget for $75 million after the Federal Transit Administration’s Small Starts evaluation resulted in the project being rated “medium-high”.

Construction is projected to begin early 2017. Phase 2 service start date is projected in 2020.