Archdale station

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LYNX light rail station
Location 6230 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28217
Coordinates 35°9′10″N 80°52′39″W / 35.15278°N 80.87750°W / 35.15278; -80.87750
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit System
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CATS Route #57, Archdale/SouthPark
Structure type Elevated
Parking 432 spaces
Bicycle facilities Racks and Lockers available
Disabled access Yes
Opened 24 November 2007
Preceding station   Lynx Rapid Transit Services   Following station
Lynx Blue Line
toward 7th Street

Archdale is a light rail station on the LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. 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 Old Pineville Road at Archdale Drive just to the west of South Boulevard. It has an island platform, which sits between the two tracks on the bridge over Archdale Drive. Additionally, this station includes 432 commuter parking spaces.[2] The Archdale viaduct was installed in the period between April 5 through May 5, 2006.[3]

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Archdale features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include a planter bench by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, gingham motifs on both the pavers and shelters by Leticia Huerta, the painting of the bridge and retaining walls by Marek Ranis and the Tower of Light abstract display of acrylic reflectors on the elevator tower by Richard C. Elliot.[4]


  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. ^ "Layout Plan, Archdale Drive Station" (PDF). Charlotte Area Transit System. Retrieved 2008-03-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Whitacre, Dianne (2006-01-03). "Light-rail reaches key stage, installation of bridge girders to start this week". The Charlotte Observer. pp. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Archdale Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

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