February 9, 2021
CATS Begins Integrated Systems Testing for CityLYNX Gold Line Vehicles
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, CATS will begin in-street vehicle testing for its fleet of new CityLYNX Gold Line modern streetcars. This phase of the project, called Integrated Systems Testing, occurs intermittently for the next several weeks during overnight hours.
Through these series of tests, the project team will certify platform and pantograph clearances, allow for adjustments of the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) wire, and ensure all electrical systems are working properly.
Following Integrated Systems Testing, CATS will begin Pre-Revenue Testing, which will simulate revenue service during normal operating hours. This testing phase is mandatory to certify the new streetcar line meets the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and State Safety Oversight (SSO) requirements while serving as a training period for Streetcar Operators.
CATS is urging those who drive, walk, bike or live near the streetcar alignment to become familiar with the rules of streetcar safety
For more details on the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project, including testing schedule, construction updates, vehicle features, and future service, visit the project website
For questions or concerns, riders can speak to CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE(7433).