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Cedar–University is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The station is located in University Circle at the foot of Cedar Hill along Cedar Glen Parkway (which connects Cleveland's Cedar Avenue with Cleveland Heights's Cedar Road).

Cedar–University
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Red Line  rapid transit station
Cedar-University (8).jpg
Location11100 Cedar Glen Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Coordinates41°30′0″N 81°36′19″W / 41.50000°N 81.60528°W / 41.50000; -81.60528Coordinates: 41°30′0″N 81°36′19″W / 41.50000°N 81.60528°W / 41.50000; -81.60528
Owned byGreater Cleveland RTA
Line(s)Lake Erie District (Norfolk Southern)
Cleveland Short Line Sub. (CSX)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport RTA: 7, 8, 32, 48, 48A, Circle Link
Construction
Structure typeEmbankment
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access Yes
Other information
WebsiteCedar–University Rapid Station
History
OpenedMarch 15, 1955
Previous namesUniversity Circle
Original companyCleveland Transit System
Services
Preceding station GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit Following station
East 105th–Quincy
toward Airport
Red Line Little Italy–University Circle
Euclid–East 120th
(Closed 2015)

The station also connects with Circle Link shuttle buses operated by Case Western Reserve University. The Circle Link buses stop at the corner of East 114th Street and Glenwood Avenue at the northern entrance to the station.

HistoryEdit

The station opened along with the rest of the CTS Rapid Transit on March 15, 1955[1] and was originally named "University Circle Rapid Station." As originally constructed, the station had entrances and bus loading lanes on both sides of Cedar east of the rail tracks. In addition, there was a bus loop with loading area southwest of the station at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

In October 2010, federal funds were secured for a complete reconstruction of the station and to bring it into full ADA compliance. Ground was broken on September 19, 2012 and the new station opened on August 28, 2014. Upon its reopening, the station was given the new name of Cedar–University.[2] The new facility reconstructed the rail station in the same general location, but the entrance on the south side of Cedar was closed and removed and the south bus loading lane was also eliminated. The bus loop transfer zone was rebuilt and moved to the northeast corner of the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
CSX Cleveland Short Line Subdivision freight service →
Cleveland Short Line Subdivision freight service →
Norfolk Southern Lake Erie District freight service →
Lake Erie District freight service →
Westbound      Red Line toward Airport (East 105th–Quincy)
Island platform, doors will open on the left  
Eastbound      Red Line toward Louis Stokes–Windermere (Little Italy–University Circle)
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (March 14, 2005). "Red Line rapid marks 50 years in service". The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. pp. A1. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  2. ^ "Cedar–University Rapid Station". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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