Little Italy–University Circle station
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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.
|rapid transit station|
|Location||11851 Mayfield Road|
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland RTA|
|Line(s)||Lake Erie District (Norfolk Southern)|
Cleveland Short Line Sub. (CSX)
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Website||Little Italy–University Circle Rapid Station|
|Opened||August 11, 2015|
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.
The station opened on August 11, 2015, making it the first new station on the Red Line since 1969 when Brookpark Station opened.
|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
- "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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