North Corridor/Red Line

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Header graphic for the LYNX Red Line​​

When CATS updated the 2030 plan, special considerations had to be made for the North Corridor. Current transit plan proposals are for commuter rail between Charlotte and Mooresville. However, continuing implementation challenges and strategies related to Norfolk Southern's passenger rail policy make Red Line commuter rail difficult to implement. Therefore, through the LYNX System Update, CATS explored alternative options in addition to the current proposal for commuter rail.  


The Recommendation:​

The LYNX Red Line will connect the towns of Davidson, Cornelius​ and Huntersville to Center City Charlotte at the proposed multimodal station in Charlotte Gateway District. During extensive public outreach, communities​ in the Northern towns indicated a desire for more frequent service, like light rail or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The LYNX Red Line Commuter Rail is the current North Corridor LPA. However, until the NS passenger rail policy changes there is no path forward. In order to meet the public's desire for rapid transit services and increased mobility, during the January 2019 MTC meeting, CATS staff ​recommended:

Graphic showing LYNX North Corridor short term, medium term and long term recommendations. Short term: Village Rider and Express 

It is anticipated, the MTC will vote on this recommendation at its February 27, 2019 meeting.  

​​​​Graphic showing two North Corridor options, Red Line Commuter Rail and I-77 BRT.


 Graphic showing I-77 BRT PROPOSED PROJECT ELEMENTS, that include New or Expanded Park and Rides/Stations at Mooresville, Langtre


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