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Little Italy–University Circle station

Little Italy–University Circle is a station on the RTA Red Line in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the Mayfield Road (U.S. Route 322) and East 119 Street intersection, near the western end of Little Italy.

Mayfield Road
Little Italy–University Circle
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Red Line  rapid transit station
Mayfield Road station (2019).jpg
Location11851 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Coordinates41°30′31″N 81°36′1″W / 41.50861°N 81.60028°W / 41.50861; -81.60028Coordinates: 41°30′31″N 81°36′1″W / 41.50861°N 81.60028°W / 41.50861; -81.60028
Owned byGreater Cleveland RTA
Line(s)Lake Erie District (Norfolk Southern)
Cleveland Short Line Sub. (CSX)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport RTA: 9
Construction
Structure typeEmbankment
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access Yes
Other information
WebsiteLittle Italy–University Circle Rapid Station
History
OpenedAugust 11, 2015
Services
Preceding station GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit Following station
Cedar–University
toward Airport
Red Line Superior

HistoryEdit

The station was built to replace the older Red Line station located at Euclid and East 120th street approximately 0.3 miles north which RTA deemed to be functionally obsolete.

Construction began in October 2013 and reuses an old vault under the railroad bridges as the lobby area. The vault was built in the 1920s as a potential commuter rail station by the Van Sweringen brothers and was composed of passenger tunnels and stairways. As part of the construction, a new headhouse, entrance plaza, and platform were built, an elevator installed, and two transit track bridges were rehabilitated. In addition, multiple pieces of public art were installed in the station and new concrete sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting were added as well as repairs made to the bridge abutment.[1]

The station opened on August 11, 2015, making it the first new station on the Red Line since 1969 when Brookpark Station opened.

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 (Cedar–University)
Island platform, doors will open on the left  
Eastbound      Red Line toward Louis Stokes–Windermere (Superior)
(No service: Euclid–East 120th)
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses

Notable places nearbyEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RTA cuts ribbon at Little Italy–University Circle Station" (Press release). Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. August 11, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-13.

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