Puritas – West 150th (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Puritas – West 150th
RTA rapid transit station
Puritas Cleveland RTA station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 4200 West 150th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Coordinates 41°26′28″N 81°48′21″W / 41.44111°N 81.80583°W / 41.44111; -81.80583Coordinates: 41°26′28″N 81°48′21″W / 41.44111°N 81.80583°W / 41.44111; -81.80583
Line(s)
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 78 (West 117th–Puritas)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 558 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened November 15, 1968
Rebuilt May 2011
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line
toward Windermere

Puritas – West 150th (formerly just Puritas) is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at off West 150th Street just north of Interstate 71. The entrance to the station parking lot is off exit/entrance ramp to Interstate 71. There is also an entrance from West 154th Street, connecting the station directly to Puritas Avenue.

The station headhouse is on the northwest side of the parking lot, and bridge over Norfolk Southern (formerly New York Central Railroad) tracks and the eastbound Red Line tracks connects the station building to the platform. The bridge also extends over the westbound Red Line tracks, and there is another station entrance on a cul-de-sac at the eastern end of Valleyview Avenue.

The station opened with the extension of the CTS Rapid Transit to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on November 15, 1968, yet it became very dirty in the next few decades. In 2009, groundbreaking was held for a renovation. The renovation was completed in May of 2011. The new station featured a bridge over the Norfolk Southern tracks (unlike the tunnel from the older station), two restrooms, three elevators, public art in parts of the station, and designated overnight parking.[2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Park-and-Ride Survey Log Records". NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide. Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. June 2007. p. 29. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About RTA: History of Public Transit in Greater Cleveland". Greater Cleveland RTA. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Planning & Development: Major Projects - Puritas Rapid Station". Greater Cleveland RTA. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 

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