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:
- Whistleblower 9 exclusive: Serious design flaw on Lynx Blue Line extension
- Pedestrian rail crossings fixed along new Blue Line Extension
- UNCC police prepare for opening of Blue Line extension
- Ribbon-cutting for Blue Line Extension days after crossing gate problems
- CATS trains test stop arms, signaling lights along Blue Line extension
- CATS bus changes due to LYNX Blue Line Extension Opening
- Lynx Blue Line extension trains to run more frequently
- CATS CEO speaks to Channel 9 about Blue Line Extension delays
- Malfunction causes gates to close again along Blue Line Extension
- City Council approves additional $15.3M for Blue Line Extension
- Emails shed light on Blue Line extension project delay
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.
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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