The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is adjusting the LYNX Blue Line light rail service over several weekends to accommodate construction work near the New Bern Station. Beginning February 23 and 24, the LYNX Blue Line will only operate from the I-485/South Boulevard Station to the Scaleybark Station. Transportation service areas north of Scaleybark Station, between the New Bern Station and the CTC/Arena station, will be accessible via CATS bus service. The Seventh Street Station will not be served.
Construction crews are installing a vehicular grade crossing to connect Poindexter Drive to South Boulevard and Youngblood Avenue. To assist customers, the light rail stations that are temporarily closed will have signage directing riders to the nearest bus stop.
Tickets can be purchased at the LYNX stations that are open from the ticket vending machines. If you are paying for your ride on the bus, you will need cash and must have exact change. Regular local fare is $2.00 one way. The bus driver cannot make change and the fareboxes do not accept credit cards.
Subject to weather, the construction work is scheduled for the following weekends and the LYNX Stations from Scaleybark to Uptown will be closed on:
- February 23-24
- March 9-10
- March 16-17