Construction is set to begin in 2015 on a heritage streetcar line connecting the city's downtown and Abbey College.
Heritage Trolley, light rail
Charlotte's LYNX light rail line opened in November 2007. The 15.5 km, 15
station line shares stops with the
trolley, which is some ways was a precursor to the light rail line in much
the way that Little Rock, Arkansas's line is expected to be.
The first 1.5 miles of a 10 mile streetcar opened in July 2015. Construction of the next 4 km is scheduled to begin in 2016.
Also under discussion is a 10 mile southeast Silver Line to Mecklenberg County.
One web site defines
Charlotte's Lynx as it's subway system. Well, it's certainly not a subway and to
me, a "system" requires at least two lines. Color me old.
9.4 mile extension is in the
early planning stages, with an expected opening date of March 2017.
Official Home page
Brief History of the Charlotte Streetcars
Charlotte city auditors question LYNX contractor expenses
& Research Report: The Charlotte Trolley
about Charlotte streetcars from Jon Bell
fact page from lightrail.com
Charlotte streetcar home page
Railway Preservation's Charlotte Trolley
pageCharlotte-Mecklenberg Historic Landmarks Commissiontrolley page
A heritage trolley plan is in the early discussion stages. The streetcar would run on existing Piedmont & Northern tracks.
Light Rail (planned)
A cost sharing plan has been developed for two North Carolina
counties to split the $316.2 million cost of building a 17.4-mile light rail
line that will link Durham and Chapel Hill. The light rail route is part of a
transportation improvement plan for the Triangle metro area which includes
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Transit Authority home page
streetcar - proposed
A downtown streetcar connecting with Winston-Salem University and Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center is