Mayor, city leaders kick off Lynx light rail expansion project

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter and other city leaders were at the Stonewall station Wednesday to mark the start of a project that will expand a Lynx light rail station.

Crews will start work on the expansion project so that it can eventually accommodate three-car trains.

The city said the project will allow CATS to be ready for more riders once the Blue Line Extension opens in 2017.

An $18 million federal grant will pay for the expansion project.

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Read past coverage:

April 14, 2014: Work to begin this summer on a blue line extension

Feb 26, 2014: Lynx Gold Line receives approval for expansion

Oct. 1, 2012: Public meetings to be held about area plans for Blue Line Extension

Dec. 20, 2011: Blue line getting $18 Million makeover