East 79th (RTA Blue and Green Line Rapid Transit station)

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East 79th
East 79th Cleveland RTA Blue and Green Line station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2838 East 79th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Coordinates 41°28′50″N 81°38′00″W / 41.48056°N 81.63333°W / 41.48056; -81.63333Coordinates: 41°28′50″N 81°38′00″W / 41.48056°N 81.63333°W / 41.48056; -81.63333
Line(s) RTA Rapid Transit
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 2 (East 55th–East 79th)
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

East 79th is a station on the RTA Blue and Green Lines in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located on East 79th Street south of Holton Avenue.

The station bears the same name as the East 79th station on the Red Line. The Red Line station is located 0.4 miles north.

Nearby destinations[edit]

  • Kinsman neighborhood

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]

The worst accident in the history of the RTA Rapid Transit occurred just east of the station. On July 8, 1977, two cars collided head-on during single track operation. The accident occurred at the bridge over East 92nd Street. Both operators and 60 passengers were injured, and both cars were a total loss.[2]

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. The renovated line opened on October 30, 1981.[3]

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). pp. 100–102.
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 115.

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