Construction to begin on new train station in Charlotte

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Credit: Charlottenc.gov

On July 20, the city of Charlotte is set to break ground on the first part of Gateway Station, The Charlotte Observer reported.

The groundbreaking includes the start of work for the tracks, signals, structures and passenger platform along the rail tracks. The 17-acre site runs along the train tracks between Bank of America Stadium and Ninth Street but remains mostly surface parking lots, according to the Observer.

Funding for the first phase, estimated to cost $70 million to $80 million, includes a $30 million federal grant and a pledge of $48.75 million from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The city of Charlotte has also promised $33 million from its capital budget for the station.

The Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) is a critical element of Charlotte’s 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan. The multi-modal station will consolidate public transit and intercity transportation modes at Trade and Graham streets in uptown Charlotte.

For more details about the project, please click here.

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