East 116th (RTA Rapid Transit station)
RTA light rail station
|Address||2780 East 116th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
|Connections|| 11 (Quincy-Buckeye)
58 (University Circle-East 116th)
|Structure type||Below grade|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 11, 1920|
|Rebuilt||October 30, 1981|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
The station comprises side platforms below grade in the median of Shaker Boulevard west of East 116th Street. Two concrete stairways with tinted acrylic glass canopies lead from the East 116th bridge over the tracks down to the platforms.
Notable places nearby
In 1980 and 1981, the trunk line of the Green and Blue Lines from East 55th Street to Shaker Square was completely renovated with new track, ballast, poles and wiring, and new stations were built along the line. At East 116th station, new platforms and retaining walls were installed, and the wooden stairways were replaced by the present covered concrete stairways. The renovated line opened on October 30, 1981.
The station originally served St. Luke's Hospital which opened in 1927 on Shaker Boulevard just west of East 116th Street. The Hospital closed in April 1999.