East 116th (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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East 116th
RTA light rail station
Station statistics
Address 2780 East 116th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°29′2.5″N 81°36′12.3″W / 41.484028°N 81.603417°W / 41.484028; -81.603417Coordinates: 41°29′2.5″N 81°36′12.3″W / 41.484028°N 81.603417°W / 41.484028; -81.603417
Line(s)
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 11 (Quincy-Buckeye)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 58 (University Circle-East 116th)
Structure type Below grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 11, 1920
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
Green Line
toward Green Road
Blue Line
toward Warrensville
Location
East 116th (RTA Rapid Transit station) is located in Cleveland
East 116th (RTA Rapid Transit station)

East 116th is a station on the RTA Blue and Green Lines in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the intersection of East 116th Street and Shaker Boulevard.

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[edit]

History[edit]

The station opened on April 11, 1920 when service commenced on the line west of Shaker Square to East 34th Street and via surface streets to downtown.[1]

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.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Cal.: Interurban Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  2. ^ Toman (1990). p. 115.

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