Triskett (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Triskett
RTA rapid transit station
Triskett Cleveland RTA station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 13405 Lakewood Heights Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Coordinates 41°27′58″N 81°47′6″W / 41.46611°N 81.78500°W / 41.46611; -81.78500Coordinates: 41°27′58″N 81°47′6″W / 41.46611°N 81.78500°W / 41.46611; -81.78500
Line(s)
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 43 (Lake–Wolf)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 669 free parking places[1]
plus 8 handicapped places
Other information
Opened November 15, 1958
Rebuilt November 15, 2000
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line
toward Windermere
Location
Triskett (RTA Rapid Transit station) is located in Cleveland
Triskett (RTA Rapid Transit station)

Triskett is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located off Triskett Road between West 139th Street and Berea Road.

Triskett Cleveland RTA station sign.jpg

The station includes a large parking lot accessible from Triskett Road. Northwest of the parking lot is the Triskett bus garage, and the station is also accessible from Lakewood Heights Boulevard by driving past the Triskett garage. Despite the fact Interstate 90 passes directly over the Triskett garage, the station is not readily accessible from the freeway. To reach the station from Interstate 90, drivers must exit at West 140th Street, drive south to Triskett Road, east on Triskett Road, and then north on the access road to the station.

The station headhouse is located on the eastern side of the parking lot adjacent to the tracks and includes a bus loading area. The headhouse is connected to the platform by a bridge extending over the westbound track.

Notable places nearby[edit]

History[edit]

The Cleveland Transit System Rapid Transit opened in 1955, but the line was not extended to Triskett station until 1958. The station opened on November 15, 1958, and the adjacent Triskett bus garage was opened at the same time.[2] As originally constructed the station lobby building was connected to the platform by a tunnel running under the westbound tracks.

In 1998, construction on a new renovated station began.[3] As part of the reconstruction, a new bridge was constructed to connect the station house and the platform, replacing the tunnel. The visibility provided by the bridge enhanced station security. On November 30, 2000, a grand opening celebration was held at the new $8.4 million station.[4] (The station had opened five days earlier.)

Artwork[edit]

The station includes holographic glass panels on the bridge and windscreens on the platform created by artist Michael Hayden.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide, June 2007, p. 29.
  2. ^ "About RTA: History of Public Transit in Greater Cleveland". RTA Website. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ McIntyre, Michael K. (September 16, 1998). "RTA begins rebuilding Triskett Rd. rapid stop". The Plain Dealer. pp. 10B. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "RTA's Triskett Station dedicated New station attractive and ADA-compliant" (Press release). Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 

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