Gateway Station (Charlotte)

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Gateway Station
Multimodal Transit Station
Location South Graham Street at West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Coordinates 35°13′50.49″N 80°50′53.62″W / 35.2306917°N 80.8482278°W / 35.2306917; -80.8482278Coordinates: 35°13′50.49″N 80°50′53.62″W / 35.2306917°N 80.8482278°W / 35.2306917; -80.8482278
Line(s) LYNX Red Line, Silver Line, Center City Corridor, West Corridor & Amtrak
Connections Greyhound, CATS bus service
Disabled access Yes
Opening 2018

Gateway Station is a proposed multimodal transit center for Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. It will serve the LYNX Red Line commuter rail, Silver Line BRT or light rail, and both the West Corridor and Center City Corridor streetcar service, as well as Amtrak, Greyhound intercity buses, and local Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) buses. It is to be constructed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and financed by state, federal government, Amtrak, Greyhound, CATS, and private developers, and was expected to be completed by 2018.[1] In 2015, NCDOT won a $25 Million TIGER Grant, to help start construction of Gateway Station.[2]


In 1991 the city of Charlotte announced the proposed site along West Trade Street as the preferred location for a replacement facility for the existing Amtrak station along North Tryon Street.[3] The North Carolina Department of Transportation began the acquisition of property for Gateway Station in 1998, with the 27-acre (110,000 m2) acquisition complete by February 2004.[4]

Announced publicly in August 2005, the proposed Gateway Station is envisioned to serve as both a multimodal transit center in addition to both office and retail space.[5] Costing an estimated $100 million to complete, this is now the site of the Charlotte Greyhound bus terminal and was the previous location of the Southern Railway train station until 1962 when it was demolished.[5] As originally presented, the station will feature an underground station for CATS buses, a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) office building, and soaring lobby for other rail and bus services in the building's atrium.[5]

On November 1, 2012, the N.C. DOT selected Houston-based developer, the Hines Group, for the project.[6]

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  1. ^ Rainey, Amy (January 16, 2008). "The Ever-Changing Face of the Queen City - Here's the Scoop on Some Projects Going Up, in and Around Your Neighborhood". The Charlotte Observer. p. 10Z. 
  2. ^ "Charlotte to move Amtrak station uptown with federal grant". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Charlotte Multi Modal Station Project Timeline". NCDOT Rail Division. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Gateway Station / CGS Project Background". Charlotte Area Transit System. Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c Whitacre, Dianne (August 24, 2005). "CATS plans $100 million transit hub". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1A. 
  6. ^ WCNC; Plan for new Greyhound bus station moving along

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