West 3rd station

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West Third Street FirstEnergy Stadium white logo.png
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg light rail station
West 3rd station.jpg
Location200 West 3rd Street,
Cleveland, Ohio
Coordinates41°30′15″N 81°41′57″W / 41.50417°N 81.69917°W / 41.50417; -81.69917Coordinates: 41°30′15″N 81°41′57″W / 41.50417°N 81.69917°W / 41.50417; -81.69917
Owned byGreater Cleveland RTA
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access Yes
Other information
WebsiteW. 3 (Stadium) Rapid Station
OpenedAugust 12, 1999[1]
Preceding station GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit Following station
Flats East Bank
toward Tower City
Waterfront Line

West 3rd (also known as West 3rd–Stadium and signed as West 3rd Street) is a station on the RTA Waterfront Line in Cleveland, Ohio. The station is located on the east side of West 3rd Street and south of the westboard exit ramp of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. The station primarily serves as a destination for those going to Cleveland Browns football games and as an access for those leaving the games.

The station's main entrance is from the north platform on its west side from West 3rd Street. There is a small station lobby with an attendant booth (usually unattended) and an elevator and stairs leading down to the north side platform. There are also ramps on its north side from West 3rd Street and from Lerner Way adjacent to FirstEnergy Stadium. These ramps are usually closed except during Browns games, and there are multiple faregates to handle crowds using the station during the games. Access to the south platform is by crossings that extend across both tracks at each end of the south platform.


Foundations for the station were put in place when the Waterfront Line was constructed, but there was no station when the Waterfront Line opened on July 10, 1996, since Cleveland Municipal Stadium was being demolished and construction of FirstEnergy Stadium had not yet begun. The $5 million station was later completed and opened on August 12, 1999,[1] in time for the first home game.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, access to FirstEnergy Stadium
Platform level
Side platform Handicapped/disabled access
Inbound      Waterfront Line toward Tower City (Flats East Bank)
Outbound      Waterfront Line toward South Harbor (Amtrak)
Side platform Handicapped/disabled access
Chicago Line Norfolk Southern Railway
     Amtrak services do not stop here →
Cleveland Line Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern Railway

Notable places nearby[edit]



  1. ^ a b "History of public transit in Greater Cleveland". Cleveland, Ohio: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "RTA's Game Plan". The Plain Dealer. August 13, 1999. pp. 1B. Retrieved May 6, 2007.

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