Arrowood (LYNX station)

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Arrowood
LYNX light rail station
Station statistics
Address 7717 England Street
Charlotte, NC 28273
Coordinates 35°8′8″N 80°52′35″W / 35.13556°N 80.87639°W / 35.13556; -80.87639
Line(s)
Connections CATS Route #24, Nations Ford Road
CATS Route #56, Arrowood
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 289 spaces
Bicycle facilities Racks and Lockers available
Other information
Opened 24 November 2007
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit System
Services
Preceding station   Lynx Rapid Transit Services   Following station
LYNX Blue Line
toward 7th Street

The Arrowood station is a light rail station on the LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.. The station officially opened for service on Saturday, November 24, 2007, and as part of its opening celebration fares were not collected.[1] Regular service with fare collection commenced on Monday, November 26, 2007.[1]

The station is located along South Boulevard just off Arrowood Road. It has an island platform, which sits between the two tracks. Additionally, this station includes 289 commuter parking spaces.[2] The Arrowood viaduct was installed in the period between July 13 through July 23, 2006.[3]


Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Arrowood features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include bas-reliefs entitled Skyrocket Oak and landscaping entitled Evergreen Encyclopedia by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, Catawba Pottery motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta and the painting of the bridge and retaining walls by Marek Ranis.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harrison, Steve; Kristen Valle (November 25, 2007). "Light rail, heavy traffic: Thousands wait in lines for a free ride on 1st day". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1A. 
  2. ^ "Layout Plan, Arrowood Road Station" (PDF). Charlotte Area Transit System. Retrieved 2008-03-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Whitacre, Dianne (2006-01-03). "Light-rail reaches key stage, installation of bridge girders to start this week". The Charlotte Observer. pp. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Arrowood Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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