East/West Boulevard station

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East/West Blvd.
LYNX light rail station
EastWest Blvd.jpg
Northbound train leaving the platform
Location 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
Owned by Charlotte Area Transit Systems
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections CATS Route #10, West Boulevard
CATS Route #25, Clanton Road
Structure type At-grade
Bicycle facilities Racks available
Disabled access Yes
Opened August 30, 1996
Rebuilt November 24, 2007
Preceding station   CATS   Following station
Lynx Blue Line
toward 7th Street

East/West Boulevard is a rail station on the LYNX Blue Line in the South End of 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]

This station 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.

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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]


  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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