Someone asked for a picture…

CIMG0008Gotta admit that I hate doing pictures but I had someone send me this one from when I was on the first train out of the station when the LYNX light rail system started on Nov. 24th.  Even beat all the higher ups who were supposed to be on the first train. (Not sure why.  We started at the 7th Street Station while they started at the Transit Center.)

Got lucky as well.  Had just finished helping Calvary Church serving breakfast to the homeless that morning.  I was walking over to CPCC to use the library and the train was just sitting there.

Got a t-shirt out of it at least.

Charlotte Transit Kills Another Person

Lynx train from Charlotte Transit

Lynx train from Charlotte Transit

Taken from here:

A man was killed Sunday after he was hit by a light rail train. It happened just before 8 p.m.

Charlotte Area Transit System officials tell Eyewitness News that the
man was sitting on the tracks at the corner of South Boulevard and Old
Pineville Road.

Investigators are trying to figure out why the man was on the tracks.
They’ll be reviewing on-board video from the train to help in the

Not the first person to die at Charlotte Transit’s hands either. (But
my Google searching is mush today and I can’t find any links.)