Carson (LYNX station)

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Carson
LYNX light rail station
LYNX(carson station).jpg
Station statistics
Address 218 East Carson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Coordinates 35°13′8″N 80°51′3″W / 35.21889°N 80.85083°W / 35.21889; -80.85083
Line(s)
Connections CATS Route #12, South Boulevard
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 Carson station is a rail station for both the LYNX Blue Line and the historic Charlotte Trolley just south of 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]

The station is located on Carson Boulevard one block to the west of South Boulevard. It has side platforms, which sit on either side of the tracks.


Notable places nearby[edit]

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Carson 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, gold nugget motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta to pay homage to the North Carolina gold rush of the mid-19th century and track fencing featuring magnolia leaves by Shaun Cassidy.[2]

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. ^ "Carson Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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