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It's About Vision:

The Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) will be a comprehensive multi-modal transportation facility in vibrant uptown Charlotte at the intersection of West Trade and Graham Streets. This signature passenger station will provide both long-distance travelers and daily-commuters with greater accessibility to regional connections as well as to Charlotte's thriving employment, entertainment and cultural centers.

CGS-Missing Link_v2.jpg Convenient Connections

  • CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar
  • CATS local and express bus service
  • LYNX Red Line (alternative analysis of corridor to begin summer 2016)
  • Inter-city transportation including Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses

A Station With Benefits

  • Relocation of the passenger train station (Amtrak) to Uptown Charlotte from North Tryon Street
  • Improved passenger travel experience through transit connections, savings in travel time, linkage to nearby attractions, destinations and modern amenities
  • Construction of new bridges and tracks that will separate passenger and freight services at the future station
  • Improved flow of freight and passenger trains through Charlotte

It's About Location:

Charlotte city-center is home to more than 1,200 businesses. Attractions within walking distance include:

  • Bank of America Stadium
  • BB&T Ballpark
  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Center-City hotels and restaurants
  • Charlotte Convention Center
  • Discovery Place
  • EpiCentre
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Major business centers such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo
  • Time Warner Cable Arena

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​Upcoming Workshops:

The public is invited to participate in upcoming open houses to gather initial public input the station area's land use, development opportunities, transportation connections, and desired amenities.​​​

The public's participation is critical in shaping the station area and creating the identity of this future regional hub.

When: Monday, August 1; 5-6:30 p.m. (Public can give input on vision for the station area.)

            Wednesday August 3; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Public can learn about station area concepts that are being                            explored as a result of early stakeholder and public input. A formal presentation is planned for 12:45 p.m.                            Attendees will have the opportunity to give their feedback.)   

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Main Branch 

              Francis Auditorium - 300 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28202​

For questions or comments prior to the workshops call CATS customer service at 704-336-RIDE(7433).