Sharon Road West (LYNX station)

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Sharon Road West
LYNX light rail station
Station statistics
Address 8815 Crump Road
Charlotte, NC 28134
Coordinates 35°7′10″N 80°52′55.5″W / 35.11944°N 80.882083°W / 35.11944; -80.882083
Line(s)
Connections CATS Route #19, Park Road
CATS Route #43, Ballantyne
CATS Route #55, Westinghouse
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 188 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
Terminus
LYNX Blue Line
toward 7th Street

The Sharon Road West 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 Sharon Lakes Road. It has an island platform, which sits between the two tracks. The station is accessed by pedestrians off South Boulevard via a pedestrian bridge constructed over the rail right-of-way. [2]

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Sharon Road West features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The most notable piece located at the Sharon Road West Station are its two, 18 feet (5.5 m) tall, stainless-steel sculptures at the intersection of South Boulevard and Sharon Road West created by Cliff Garten.[2] Additional works include bas-reliefs entitled Skyrocket Oak by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, bark motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta and the painting of the bridge and retaining walls by Marek Ranis.[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. ^ a b Valle, Kristen (November 18, 2007). "Sharon Road West - An emphasis on walkability". The Charlotte Observer. p. 11M. 
  3. ^ "Sharon Road West Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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