University Circle (RTA Rapid Transit station)
RTA rapid transit station
|Address||11100 Cedar Glen Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
|Connections|| 7 (Monticello–Euclid Hts. Blvd.)
48 (University Circle–East 131st)
48A (University Circle–East 131st)
58 (University Circle–East 116th)
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||March 15, 1955|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
University Circle is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The station is located in University Circle at the foot of Cedar Hill along Cedar Glen Parkway (which connects Cleveland's Cedar Avenue with Cleveland Heights' Cedar Road). It includes entrances on both sides of Cedar, with bus loading lanes along Cedar on each side. There is also a bus loop with loading area southwest of the station at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The station also connects with Circle Link shuttle buses operated by Case Western Reserve University. The Circle Link buses stop at the corner of East 114th Street and Glenwood Avenue at the northern entrance to the station.
Though the station has been modified from its original 1955 form to be partly ADA accessible, federal funds were secured in October 2010 for a complete reconstruction of the station to bring it into full compliance. Plans for the new station, which were completed in 2011, call for completely reconstructing the rail station in the same general location, moving the bus loop transfer zone to the north side of the station, and eliminating the south bus slip transfer area. Ground was broken on September 19, 2012 and the North side entrance to the station closed indefinitely on November 5, 2012.
Notable places nearby
The station opened along with the rest of the CTS Rapid Transit on March 15, 1955 and was originally named "Cedar–University" or "University–Cedar" station, highlighting its connection with the bus lines that ran down Cedar Avenue from Cleveland Heights.
- "Planning & Development: Major Projects - University-Cedar Rapid Station". RTA Website. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- Exner, Rich (March 14, 2005). "Red Line rapid marks 50 years in service". The Plain Dealer. p. A1. Retrieved 2007-06-02.