CATS Rider’s Alert for NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb.15-17, 2019

Date Published: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Charlotte Area Transit (CATS) has announced how transportation services will be impacted by the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend events.

If you plan to use light rail from campus Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, here’s what you should know:

Expect extra security measures 

  • No purses, backpacks, suitcases, or bags will be allowed on any train nor allowed on any station platform from 5 p.m. until close each night, Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17. You are allowed to carry personal belongings in a clear bag.
  • Those traveling from UNC Charlotte Main Station must exit at 7th St. Station for a security sweep. Once checked, you’ll be allowed to continue.
  • There will be no light rail service at CTC/Arena Station.
  • The Transit Center will be relocated to the surface parking lot across from the 7th St. station parking deck.
  • Students and employees with CATS All Access: Be sure to have your UNC Charlotte ID card readily available

Schedule changes: Four hours before each day’s first all-star event, the light rail will operate every 15 minutes. However, delays are still possible. From 5 p.m. to the end of service each night, the train will not stop at the CTC/Arena Station. Buses will run on their normal schedules, but delays are still possible. It is highly recommended you monitor the CATS website for any last minute updates on both train and bus schedules.

Full, downloadable information about CATS service impacts, including map, found here .

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