East 79th (RTA Red Line Rapid Transit station)
|Lines||RTA Rapid Transit|
|Connections||2 (East 55th–East 79th)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||March 15, 1955|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
East 79th is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located on the west side of East 79th Street between Woodland Avenue and Grand Avenue. The entrance is on the east side of East 79th Street.
The station bears the same name as the East 79th station on the Green and Blue Lines. The Green and Blue Line station is located 0.4 miles south.
The station opened along with CTS Rapid Transit on March 15, 1955. It originally served nearby industrial facilities, such as the Van Dorn Company, as well as a connection for the East 79th Street bus line. With the closing of most of the industrial facilities adjacent to the station, passenger boardings have decreased so that it has become one of the least used stations on the Red Line. RTA has considered closing the station or moving it to the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Buckeye Road. Plans for the station are still under consideration. In the meantime, RTA will not renovate the station, as it has done with most other Red Line stations, since ridership and potential for growth is so low.
- Exner, Rich (March 14, 2005). "Red Line rapid marks 50 years in service". The Plain Dealer. pp. A1. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
- McIntyre, Michael K. (January 6, 1999). "RTA plans new sites, upgrades for Red Line on east side". The Plain Dealer. pp. 1B. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
- Sweeney, James F. (October 27, 1999). "RTA considers closing 3 stations on Red Line". The Plain Dealer. pp. 3B. Retrieved 2007-06-02.