First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE

The Lynx Blue Line extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte opens in just a month. CATS has been running empty trains on the new light rail tracks since January. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017, a few citizens were the first to try it out, and they’re already imagining the possibilities. I rode along and talked with some of them about the service. Listen to my story, see photos and more at

LINK: Feb. 20, 2018,, “First Ride On The Blue Line Light Rail Extension”


Watch a video slideshow from the ride.


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