02/26/07: Construction workers thread wires during construction of Charlotte, NC's, new LYNX light rail lines, which opened on November 24th, 2007. More than 800 workers helped build the 9.6 mile LYNX Blue Line. The LYNX Blue Line offers fast, quiet, convenient light-rail service to 15 stations between uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Blvd. Dozens of bus routes are timed to connect with trains at the Blue Line stations, making it easy to get to work, to shopping or wherever you need to be...NOTES FROM WIKIPEDIA: On November 24th, 2007, the first light rail line?a 9.6-mile (15.5-km) line known as the Lynx Blue Line? opened. It runs between Uptown Charlotte and stop short of Pineville, using a railroad right-of-way paralleling South Boulevard in its entirety. The line has 15 stations, it shares trackage with the Charlotte Trolley from the Atherton Mill station to the 7th Street station...Subsequently expected to open is a light rail line to the northeast. It will open in phases, with the first phase to reach 36th Street in 2013 and the second phase to reach I-485, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in 2018. The corridor will be 14 miles (22.4 km) long, with 14 stations...On February 22, 2006, the Charlotte Area Transit System announced that its rapid rail lines will be called the "Lynx." (Lynx system map). The name fits in with the city?s cat theme (NFL team is Carolina Panthers; NBA team is Charlotte Bobcats, as well "Lynx" was mainly chosen because the light rail is about "connectivity."..The rapid rail cars will be black, silver and blue. Gold will appear around the "Lynx" logo to tie in the history of the Charlotte region being home to the first major U.S. Gold Rush...A commuter rail line is also planned. It will go from Uptown to the northern suburbs of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville...Modern streetcars are also planned, with a circulator route around uptown as well as routes radiating out of downtown..... February 26, 2007.