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GCRTA Opens Light Rail Station

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) joined city officials of Shaker Heights to celebrate the $1.7 million upgrade to the Lee-Shaker light rail Rapid Station on the Green Line on Oct. 17.

“This station, as well as other recent renovations on both our light and heavy rail lines, are examples of RTA’s significant investment in our robust rail infrastructure,” said RTA Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Joe Calabrese. “Undeniably, a reliable transit system can be the backbone of our region and a catalyst for economic stability, growth and achievement,” he added.

The previous station and platform at the site, which were ultimately demolished, remained open during the 11-month construction period. New construction includes a waiting platform with tactile surfaces, a new safety security system with cameras and emergency call boxes, station lighting, signage, railings, sidewalks and landscaping.

RTA also installed a new full-depth track replacement throughout the platform areas, bringing the station into full ADA compliance.

RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese speaks at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Lee-Shaker Rapid Station.

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