Bland Street (LYNX station)

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Bland Street
LYNX light rail station
LYNX (Bland Street Station).jpg
Looking North from the Bland Street Station
Station statistics
Address 1511 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Coordinates 35°12′57″N 80°51′19″W / 35.21583°N 80.85528°W / 35.21583; -80.85528
Line(s)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Racks available
Other information
Opened 24 November 2007
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit Systems
Services
Preceding station   CATS   Following station
LYNX Blue Line
toward 7th Street
Charlotte Trolley
toward 9th Street

The Bland Street station is a rail station for both the LYNX Blue Line and the historic Charlotte Trolley in Uptown 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]

Although this is known as the Bland Street station, it is actually located about one block to the south of Bland at Rensselaer Avenue between Camden Road and South Boulevard. It has side platforms, which sit on either side of the tracks.

Notable places nearby[edit]

  • South End entertainment district
  • Dilworth historic district
  • Charlotte Trolley Museum[2]
  • Price's Chicken Coop

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Bland Street features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include bas-reliefs entitled Hornbeam by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, rose motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta, river stone benches by Hoss Haley and track fencing featuring pin oak leaves by Shaun Cassidy.[3]

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. ^ http://www.charlottetrolley.org/
  3. ^ "Bland Street Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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