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Old 11-12-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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My buddy's wife was downtown the other day and she said as she was driving by the line downtown, some tourists were waiting for the train. The train isn't even running yet and already somebody has been killed.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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My buddy's wife was downtown the other day and she said as she was driving by the line downtown, some tourists were waiting for the train. The train isn't even running yet and already somebody has been killed.
That is the second death I remember a few weeks ago someone else was killed.

I will try it in time but I dont know what is there to see heading from uptown past East/West Blvd.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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My buddy's wife was downtown the other day and she said as she was driving by the line downtown, some tourists were waiting for the train. The train isn't even running yet and already somebody has been killed.
Yeah it was sad but the schmo was sitting on the tracks so frankly, it was pretty much his fault.

I think it will be cool to go the grand opening of the blue line. It's here, and I hope residents embrace it and use it.

I would think that, (as another poster stated this morning) that in 10 years northerners will outnumber all others here 5-1, those sophisticated city folk will take advantage of the public transportation
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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i will use the lynx when i take my relocation trip in december. i think it will be as great as washington metrorail in coming years.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I'll use it for going to Checkers games. I actually was hoping it would be open for the auto show.

Does anyone know if the trolley will still operate? I have heard conflicting stories and cannot find a definitive answer.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:24 AM
 
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Yes, according to the city the trolley will be back in business! The date for re-launch is Feb 6.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Yes, according to the city the trolley will be back in business! The date for re-launch is Feb 6.
GREAT NEWS! That is a good part of Charlotte's history and the reason there is a Dilworth and some other neighborhoods.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Doesn't even come close to where I need it to begin or end. What a waste!
My son asked if we could take it to a Panther game one day, so we timed it. From our house in Charlotte to stadium, 11 miles, 20 minutes. From our house to Pineville, 6 miles, 15 minutes, then from station to station, approx 25 minutes based on CATS figures.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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Oh wah, what a waste because it does not suit ME ME ME ME ME ME. I am sure there are others who will benefit though.

It's ONE line that's opening, maybe some of the others will suit you later.

This cracks me up too: Oh, it will take 25 minutes on the train so screw it, I'll drive.

EXACTLY the mentality I was talking about on the other thread. I was recently in NYC and it took me 45 minutes on the bus to get to a destination that would have probably taken me half the time if I drove. That happens on public transportation sometimes.
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