Light Rail Update

The much-anticipated Blue Line Extention is scheduled to begin operations in early 2018. The exact date will be announced by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) later in the year.

Official communications regarding transit pass information, schedules, parking, safety information and more will be rolled out in the coming months. Visit for updates.

In the meantime, things are moving right along. Check out the progress heading up North Tryon toward UNC Chalotte.


University City Boulevard Station:

University City Boulevard Station            

University City Boulevard Tracks


Harris Boulevard Bridge:

Harris Boulevard Bridge


J.W. Clay - UNC Charlotte Station:

J.W. Clay Station             

Underground tunnel at J.W. Clay Station


UNC Charlotte Main Station:

UNC Charlotte Main Campus              

UNC Charlotte main campus tracks



One of the most compelling features of the extension is the artwork. Lining the retaining walls and bridges along North Tryon are concrete panels decorated with 17 different patterns of plant life. 

Concrete artwork                  

Plant artwork along bridges