University Circle (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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University Circle
RTA rapid transit station
University Circle Cleveland RTA station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 11100 Cedar Glen Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Coordinates 41°30′0″N 81°36′19″W / 41.50000°N 81.60528°W / 41.50000; -81.60528Coordinates: 41°30′0″N 81°36′19″W / 41.50000°N 81.60528°W / 41.50000; -81.60528
Line(s)
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 7 (Monticello–Euclid Hts. Blvd.)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 8 (Cedar)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 9 (Mayfield)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 32 (Cedar)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 48 (University Circle–East 131st)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 48A (University Circle–East 131st)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 58 (University Circle–East 116th)
Circle Link
Structure type Embankment
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking None
Other information
Opened March 15, 1955
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Formerly Cedar–University
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line
toward Windermere
Location
University Circle (RTA Rapid Transit station) is located in Cleveland
University Circle (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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.[1]

Notable places nearby[edit]

History[edit]

The station opened along with the rest of the CTS Rapid Transit on March 15, 1955[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Planning & Development: Major Projects - University-Cedar Rapid Station". RTA Website. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Exner, Rich (March 14, 2005). "Red Line rapid marks 50 years in service". The Plain Dealer. p. A1. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 

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