East 79th (RTA Blue and Green Line Rapid Transit station)
|Address||2838 East 79th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
|Line(s)||RTA Rapid Transit|
|Connections||2 (East 55th–East 79th)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||April 11, 1920|
|Rebuilt||October 30, 1981|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
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.
- Kinsman neighborhood
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.
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.