Cedar – University (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Cedar - University
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Red Line  rapid transit station
Cedar-University Rapid Station September 2015.JPG
Location 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
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 7 (Monticello–Euclid Hts. Blvd.)
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 8 (Cedar-East 116th)
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 32 (Cedar)
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 48 (University Circle–East 131st)
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 48A (University Circle–East 131st) Weekdays
Bus transport Circle Link
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Parking None
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened March 15, 1955
Previous names University Circle
Services
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Airport
Red
Line
Location
Cedar–University is located in Cleveland
Cedar–University
Cedar–University
Location within Cleveland
Former Services
1955-2015

Cedar–University 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).

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.

History[edit]

The station opened along with the rest of the CTS Rapid Transit on March 15, 1955[1] and was originally named "University Circle Rapid Station." As originally constructed, the station had entrances and bus loading lanes on both sides of Cedar east of the rail tracks. In addition, there was a bus loop with loading area southwest of the station at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

In October 2010, federal funds were secured for a complete reconstruction of the station and to bring it into full ADA compliance. Ground was broken on September 19, 2012 and the new station opened on August 28, 2014. Upon its reopening, the station was given the new name of Cedar–University.[2] The new facility reconstructed the rail station in the same general location, but the entrance on the south side of Cedar was closed and removed and the south bus loading lane was also eliminated. The bus loop transfer zone was rebuilt and moved to the northeast corner of the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (March 14, 2005). "Red Line rapid marks 50 years in service". The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. pp. A1. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Cedar - University Rapid Station". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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