Cleveland Lakefront Station
|Cleveland Lakefront Station|
|Address||200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44114
|Connections||RTA Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||Yes; free short-term and long-term|
|Passengers (2012)||50,825 9.5% (Amtrak)|
Cleveland Lakefront Station is Amtrak's station in Cleveland, Ohio. The station was built in 1976 to provide service to the Lake Shore Limited route, which was reinstated by Amtrak via Cleveland and Toledo in 1975. Lakefront Station is a modern station located just north of downtown Cleveland on the Lake Erie waterfront, near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Steamship William G. Mather Museum, and Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Cleveland has four daily trains: the Capitol Limited (trains 29 and 30) between Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and the Lake Shore Limited (trains 48/448 and 49/449) between Chicago and New York City/Boston. As of November 2011[update], these trains were scheduled to arrive/depart from Cleveland at various times between the hours of 12:59 a.m. and 5:50 a.m.
The Cleveland RTA Rapid Waterfront Line tracks separate the station building and Amtrak platform. There is no platform for the Waterfront Line trains, but they will stop at the station upon request, with the passengers discharging to the at grade pedestrian crossing connecting to the station building. As such, the stop is not wheelchair accessible to the Waterfront trains, disabled passengers must instead board or disembark at the North Coast transit stop, which is within walking distance to the Amtrak station. However, the Waterfront Line currently does not run during most of the time interval that includes Amtrak arrivals or departures.