The 15km extension runs northeast from 7th Street station in the city centre through the North Davidson (NoDA) and University areas to terminate at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus.

The extension has 11 stations, four of which have park-and-ride facilities providing a total of 3100 parking spaces.

The Blue Line extension is designed to be operated by three-car Siemens Avanto S70 LRVs running at 7.5-minute intervals initially and is expected to transport more than 25,000 passengers per day.

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