West Park (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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West Park
RTA rapid transit station
West Park Cleveland RTA station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 14510 Lorain Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Coordinates 41°27′25″N 81°47′34″W / 41.45694°N 81.79278°W / 41.45694; -81.79278Coordinates: 41°27′25″N 81°47′34″W / 41.45694°N 81.79278°W / 41.45694; -81.79278
Line(s)
Connections Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 22 (Lorain)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 49 (Center Ridge)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 75 (Lorain)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 83 (West 130th)
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg 86 (Rocky River Dr. - Berea)
Structure type At grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 351 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened November 15, 1958
Rebuilt May 1996
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
West Park (RTA Rapid Transit station) is located in Cleveland
West Park (RTA Rapid Transit station)

West Park is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located off Lorain Avenue just west of West 143rd Street.

West Park Cleveland RTA station sign.jpg

The station includes a large parking lot accessible from Lorain Avenue. The access road has been named Lloyd Peterson Lane. A station lobby building is located on the southeast side of the parking lot adjacent to the tracks. The station headhouse includes bus loading areas and also houses a training facility, which opened in 1983.[2] The headhouse is connected to the platforms by a tunnel extending underneath the westbound track.

Notable places nearby[edit]

History[edit]

The CTS Rapid Transit was extended to West Park station on November 15, 1958, and the station functioned as the western terminus of the line for 10 years. There was a small rail yard just southwest of the station. When the line was extended to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in 1968, the yard was removed and a new yard was built just beyond Brookpark station. The station building was connected to the platform by a tunnel extending under the westbound track.

In May 1996, RTA completed a $4-million renovation of the station.[2] The renovation made the station ADA compliant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide, June 2007, p. 29.
  2. ^ a b "About RTA: History of Public Transit in Greater Cleveland". RTA Website. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 

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