• RIDE ALONG: Channel 9 follows morning commuter during Lynx Blue line delays

    By: Gina Esposito


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the past few days, Lynx Blue Line riders have told Channel 9 they have been late to work -- some as many as 90 minutes late because the light rail is not fully working. 

    [‘They need to get better': Riders beyond frustrated with light rail delays]

    "This is ridiculous, they have to get better with this," rider Tyrone Nelson said. 

    Duke Energy restored power to nearly everyone in the area over the weekend after Hurricane Michael, but there is still some damage around town, including to the Lynx Blue Line. Riders are growing beyond frustrated with the delays. 

    Channel 9's Gina Esposito has followed this commute headache since Monday morning. At 5:30, she tags along with UNC Charlotte sophomore Anna Vo as she tries to navigate her way to school. 

    Crews had to close portions of the light rail to fix equipment that was damaged during the storm, causing chaos for commuters starting Monday morning.

    Tuesday, Channel 9 followed along with a UNC Charlotte student who takes the light rail daily from the 485 Station to UNCC's campus to see how this change has impacted her commute. 

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