East/West Boulevard (LYNX station)

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East/West Blvd.
LYNX light rail station
EastWest Blvd.jpg
Northbound train leaving the platform
Station statistics
Address 1821 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Coordinates 35°12′43″N 80°51′33″W / 35.21194°N 80.85917°W / 35.21194; -80.85917
Line(s)
Connections CATS Route #10, West Boulevard
CATS Route #25, Clanton Road
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 East/West Boulevard station is a rail station on the LYNX Blue Line in the South End of 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]

This is known as the East/West Boulevard station, as it is located at the intersection where East Boulevard becomes West Boulevard upon crossing Camden Road. 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, East/West 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, cotton plant motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta, a 360 feet (110 m) mosaic along a wall facing Camden Road by Thomas Thoune and track fencing featuring beech 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. ^ "East/West Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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