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
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport CATS: 10, 25 [1]
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Bicycle facilities Racks available
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened August 30, 1996
Rebuilt November 24, 2007
Services
Preceding station   CATS   Following station
Lynx Blue Line
toward 7th Street
  Former services  
Charlotte Trolley
Before 2007
toward 9th Street
After 2007
toward 9th Street

East/West Boulevard is a light rail station on the LYNX Blue Line in South End of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The station is located at the intersection where East Boulevard becomes West Boulevard upon crossing Camden Road; the area is notable for the number of renovated factories and eclectic mix of retail, commercial and high end residential construction.[1]

History[edit]

The station first opened for service on April 30, 1996, for the historic Charlotte Trolley, with one track and one platform. After nearly a decade of service, the station was closed on February 6, 2006 and reconstructed for the LYNX 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]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East West Boulevard Station". Charlotte Area Transit System. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ "East/West Station: Art in Transit". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on March 23, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2008. 

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