Charlotte Approves New $5 Million Examine For Pink Line – The Gentle Rail To Lake Norman

Final evening, the Charlotte Metropolis Council voted to permitted a brand new $5 million contract for structure agency HDR Engineering, Inc., value $5,000,000 to revamp plans for the proposed extension of the LYNX Pink Line Commuter Rail as much as Lake Norman.

In keeping with Charlotte Space Transit System’s (CATS) web site, “The LYNX Pink Line will join the cities of Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville and Huntersville to Heart Metropolis Charlotte on the proposed multimodal station in Charlotte Gateway District. Throughout in depth public outreach, communities within the Northern cities indicated a need for extra frequent service, like gentle rail or Bus Speedy Transit (BRT). The LYNX Pink Line Commuter Rail is the present North Hall Regionally Most popular Various (LPA).”

For the reason that preliminary design was accomplished again in 2009, the encircling space has undergone important transformations, and town has been in stalemate with Norfolk Southern, who at present owns the tracks the Pink Line would use to go north. The corporate has traditionally been immune to the Pink Line, however now, they could lastly be altering their tune. 

A Norfolk Southern spokesperson simply informed WCNC Charlotte the next in a press release:

Although this line stays a strategic a part of our community, we now have at all times valued our relationship with Charlotte and the encircling communities.  Wherever we are able to, we’ll proceed to work with them on initiatives that intersect with our community and the wants of our prospects.” 

Do you suppose Charlotte will ever find yourself constructing the Pink Line?