LYNX Purple Line

Infobox rail line
name = LYNX Purple Line


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type = Commuter rail
system = LYNX Rapid Transit Services
locale = Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina
start = Uptown/Gateway Station (south)
end = Mount Mourne (north)
stations = 10
routes = Purple Line
ridership =
open = 2012cite news
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title =Destination 2030
work =Charlotte Area Transit System
pages =10
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url =http://www.ingagepublication.com/publications/charlottelightrail/
accessdate =2007-06-25
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owner = Charlotte Area Transit System
operator = Charlotte Area Transit System
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LYNX Purple Line [cite web
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title =Rapid Transit Planning
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publisher =Charlotte Area Transit System
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url =http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/Rapid+Transit+Planning/home.htm
accessdate =2007-01-13
] |
The Purple Line is a planned commuter rail extension for the LYNX network in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Purple Line, or North Corridor, would serve as a commuter rail line between Mount Mourne in southern Iredell County and the proposed Gateway Station in Uptown Charlotte. It would primarily serve the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson in northern Mecklenburg County.

It is proposed to follow a northerly path along the existing Norfolk Southern O Line right-of-way, roughly paralleling North Graham Street and North Carolina Highway 115, as it extends through north Mecklenburg County. Currently, it is estimated to be 25 miles (40.2 km) in length and cost $261 million to complete the first phase by 2012 and an additional $112 million to complete phase two by 2019. Additionally, the line would contain 1,200 parking spaces and 10 stations along the corridor.

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