Arrowood station

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Arrowood
LYNX light rail station
Location 7717 England Street
Charlotte, NC 28273
Coordinates 35°8′8″N 80°52′35″W / 35.13556°N 80.87639°W / 35.13556; -80.87639
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit System
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bus stands 4
Connections Bus transport CATS: 24, 56 [1]
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 289 spaces
Bicycle facilities Racks and Lockers available
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened November 24, 2007
Services
Preceding station   Lynx Rapid Transit Services   Following station
Lynx Blue Line
toward 7th Street

Arrowood is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The station, which features an island platform that sit between the two tracks, is located along England Street near Arrowood Road.[1] The station serves the Starmount and Starmount Forest neighborhoods as well as Central Piedmont Community College's Harper Campus.

History[edit]

The station officially opened for service on Saturday, November 24, 2007, and as part of its opening celebration fares were not collected. Regular service with fare collection commenced on Monday, November 26, 2007.[2]

Public art[edit]

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, Arrowood features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include bas-reliefs entitled Skyrocket Oak and landscaping entitled Evergreen Encyclopedia by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, Catawba Pottery 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 "Arrowood Station". Charlotte Area Transit System. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Steve; Valle, Kristen (November 25, 2007). "Light rail, heavy traffic: Thousands wait in lines for a free ride on 1st day". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1A. 
  3. ^ "Arrowood Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on March 23, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2008. 

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