7th Street (LYNX station)

7th Street (LYNX station)

Infobox Station
name=7th Street
type=LYNX light rail station

address=260 East Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
line=rail color box|system=LYNX|line=Blue
platform=2 side platforms [http://www.charmeck.org/NR/rdonlyres/et43nuld4jhim3ohicbek34nqwlme7lb5zq77fc7qpoky4exemlizh3dm6yfqht2u5n5sqlpd4pzem4rwqggsgcz7nf/7th.pdf 7th Street station site plan] ]
bicycle=Racks available
opened=24 November 2007
owned=Charlotte Area Transit System
services=s-rail|title=LYNXs-line|system=LYNX|line=Blue|previous=Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena|next=

The 7th Street station is a light rail station for both the LYNX Blue Line and the historic Charlotte Trolley in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.. It is the northern terminus of the Blue Line. The station officially opened for service on Saturday, November 24, 2007, and as part of its opening celebration fares were not collected.cite news
first = Steve
last = Harrison
coauthors = Kristen Valle
title = Light rail, heavy traffic - Thousands wait in lines for a free ride on 1st day
publisher = The Charlotte Observer
page = 1A
date = 2007-11-25
] Regular service with fare collection commenced on Monday, November 26, 2007.

In February 2002, CATS announced that the northern terminus of the Blue Line was going to be relocated from 9th Street to its present location along 7th Streetcite web
title =Updated Station Locations
work =South Transitions
publisher =Charlotte Area Transit System
date =February 2002
url =http://www.charmeck.org/NR/rdonlyres/eorjcvqpn3pthgktqkac3jqh2kspf5sqaaixlojd5s4twegvrwmbfh2sdxtwo74gqvzhjwouov4tbydc3j5pgqluupf/strans0202.pdf
accessdate =2007-10-01
] The station is located between East 6th Street and East 7th Street just west of North Brevard Street. It has side platforms, which sit on either side of the tracks. This will also mark where the eventual Northeast Line in route to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will connect with the Blue Line.__NOTOC__

Notable places nearby

* Levine Museum of the New South
* Discovery Place
* ImaginOn children's library and theatre
* Main Branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
* Hearst Tower

Public art

As part of the CATS Art in Transit program, 7th Street features several pieces intended to provide a better overall aesthetic for the station. The works include bas-reliefs entitled "Gingko" by Alice Adams, drinking fountain basins designed to look like dogwoods, the North Carolina state flower, by Nancy Blum, river stone benches by Hoss Haley and finishes on the track fencing, shelter windscreens and column cladding featuring a leaf motif of species of tree found in the station by Shaun Cassidy.cite web
title =7th Street Station: Art in Transit
publisher =Charlotte Area Transit System
url =http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/LYNX/7th+Street+Station.htm
accessdate =2008-06-21


External links

* [http://www.charmeck.org/NR/rdonlyres/et43nuld4jhim3ohicbek34nqwlme7lb5zq77fc7qpoky4exemlizh3dm6yfqht2u5n5sqlpd4pzem4rwqggsgcz7nf/7th.pdf 7th Street station site plan] from CATS
* [http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/LYNX/7th+Street+Station.htm 7th Street Station]

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