• Leaders vote to continue $2.3M study to bring light rail to Lake Norman

    By: Blaine Tolison


    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Transportation leaders decided Wednesday to keep studying the path of the proposed Red Line train.

    Transportation leaders originally hoped the Red Line could use the Norfolk-Southern line that runs through Lake Norman. Since Norfolk-Southern has said that plan won't work, CATS is now looking for another place to build the line, which would run from uptown Charlotte through Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson.

    Channel 9 past coverage on LYNX Blue Line Extension:

    There are nine members on the commission. 

    The new Blue Line Extension opened earlier this month after a decade of planning and construction. It cost more than a billion taxpayer dollars to build.

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    The light rail now runs from Interstate 485 in south Charlotte to UNCC in northeast Charlotte.

    Transportation leaders have also talked about building light rail lines to the airport and to Matthews.


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