Lynx Blue Line Extension

Lynx Blue Line extension complete this Spring!

The LYNX Blue Line extension will open this academic year, connecting I-485 in South Charlotte through Uptown, to UNC Charlotte Center City Building and CRI Campus, terminating near North Deck. 

The Miscellaneous Transportation Service Charge entitles students to ride on Charlotte Area Transit LYNX light rail without having to pay a fare. An RFID chip in the 49er ID Card has an embedded app for CATS systems.

To ride light rail, students simply tap their 49er ID Card at a contactless reader installed in each rail car when boarding and tap again when they disembark.

Faculty and Staff have the option to purchase CATS All-Access privileges annually at a greatly reduced price.

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