Service on part of the Lynx Blue Line was shut down for about 20 minutes during rush hour Wednesday afternoon, after a “weather-related incident” impacted a signal house, according to the Charlotte Area Transit System.
CATS spokeswoman Juliann Sheldon said an investigation is ongoing but lightning is a suspected cause. No one was injured, she said.
“We have maintenance out there assessing the situation right now,” Sheldon said.
She said service was halted shortly before 5:20 p.m. along a stretch of the light-rail line running from Carson Street station to Seventh Street station, a roughly one-mile segment. A storm swept across uptown Wednesday afternoon, dumping rain on the city.
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The incident affected a signal house on Sixth Street, Sheldon said. Trains were delayed slightly, she said, “but we are up and running again.”
Following the incident, CATS had to manually operate signals along the impacted segment of the Blue Line, she said.
Automated controls were expected to be restored Wednesday evening after crews replaced a part in the signal house, Sheldon said.