7th Street station (Charlotte)

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7th Street
LYNX light rail station
Light rail.jpg
Location 260 East Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Coordinates 35°13′38″N 80°50′17″W / 35.22722°N 80.83806°W / 35.22722; -80.83806
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit System
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms[1]
Tracks 2[1]
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Bicycle facilities Racks available
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened June 28, 2004
Rebuilt November 24, 2007
Previous names 6th Street
Services
Preceding station   CATS   Following station
Lynx Blue Line Terminus

7th Street station is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the northern terminus of the Blue Line. The station officially opened for service on Saturday, November 24, 2007, and as part of its opening celebration fares were not collected.[2] Regular service with fare collection commenced on Monday, November 26, 2007.[2]

In February 2002, CATS announced that the northern terminus of the Blue Line was going to be relocated from 9th Street to its present location along 7th Street[3] The station is located between East 6th Street and East 7th Street just west of North Brevard Street. It has side platforms, which sit on either side of the tracks.[1] This will also mark where the eventual Northeast Line en route to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will connect with the Blue Line.

Notable places nearby[edit]

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, 7th Street features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include bas-reliefs entitled Gingko by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, river stone benches by Hoss Haley and finishes on the track fencing, shelter windscreens and column cladding featuring a leaf motif of species of tree found in the station by Shaun Cassidy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 7th Street station site plan
  2. ^ a b Harrison, Steve; Kristen Valle (2007-11-25). "Light rail, heavy traffic - Thousands wait in lines for a free ride on 1st day". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1A. 
  3. ^ "Updated Station Locations" (PDF). South Transitions. Charlotte Area Transit System. February 2002. Retrieved 2007-10-01. [dead link]
  4. ^ "7th Street Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°13′38″N 80°50′17″W / 35.22722°N 80.83806°W / 35.22722; -80.83806