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Weekdays 10:00AM-3:00PM

Operates 7 days a week, running from I-485 at South Boulevard to UNC Charlotte Main Station.

After years of construction outside my apartment in preparation for this… today is finally the day that the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar starting operating for passengers.

The streetcar started around 5 am on Monday morning, and connects the West End area to Elizabeth neighborhood, passing through Uptown Charlotte on its way. The Gold line runs every 20 minutes from 5 am to 2 am, sevens days a week with a fleet of five separate streetcars.

The best part is though, passengers can ride the streetcar for FREE until January. Not only is this amazing because it is free(for the time being) public transportation, which Charlotte could definitely use more of, but it will also hopefully cut back on carbon emissions and traffic during rush hours.