LYNX Silver Line

Visit the Online Open House to view the 

preliminary staff recommendations for the refined Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA).

What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 26-mile light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City Charlotte and the Town of Matthews, with a potential extension into Union County. Key connections include:

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail• BB&T Ballpark
• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar• Ovens Auditorium
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport• Bojangles Coliseum
• Charlotte Gateway District• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals
• Bank of America Stadium
• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

CATS Presents the Preliminary Staff Recommendations for the LYNX Silver Line

In January 2020, CATS began refining the LPA. In the spring of 2021, the final recommendations will be presented to the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), CATS’ policy board. The LPA will then be advanced for more detailed design and environmental review.

CATS recommendations include:

  • Changes to the proposed light rail alignment,
  • Changes to proposed station locations, and
  • Key decision factors

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  Phone icon  704-336-RIDE (7433)

Download the LYNX Silver Line toolkit with shareable project materials.

Current Project Materials:

  • LYNX Silver Line Frequently Asked Questions Spring 2021 (Coming Soon)

 Early Scoping Fall 2020 Online Open House

Archived Project Materials:

Public Meetings:



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CATS Presents the Preliminary Staff Recommendations for the LYNX Silver Line

Silver Line proposed Alignment

LIVE Virtual Public Meetings:


CATS held six virtual public meetings in February and March to present the preliminary staff recommendations for public comment and review. Each meeting featured a presentation and Q&A for one “Focus Area.” The recordings are available at:

Focus Area 1: Wilkinson Boulevard (City of Belmont to I-485)

Focus Area 2: Wilkinson Boulevard (I-485 to West Morehead Street)  

Focus Area 3: Center City (West Morehead Street to Charlottetowne Avenue)  

Focus Area 4: Independence Boulevard (Charlottetowne Avenue to Idlewild Rd) 


Focus Area 5: Independence Blvd (Idlewild Rd to just south of I-485 at CPCC Levine) 


Focus Area 6: Union County Extension

Contact the Project Team with Questions:

Phone: To speak to a representative, call 704-336-7433 (RIDE). To leave a voicemail comment for the project team, call 704-461-4441 Code 6636.


Mail: CATS, C/O Marketing Department, 
3200 South Boulevard 
Charlotte, NC 28209 

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