RTA officials cut a ribbon to officially open the $15.6 million Little Italy - University Circle Station on Aug. 11, 2015.
The new Red Line station replaces an older and functionally obsolete station at Euclid Avenue and East 120th Street – about 0.3 miles away. This is RTA’s first new Red Line station in 46 years.
The station includes:
- A single platform headhouse and entrance plaza that are ADA accessible
- A heavy-duty elevator and stairway from the street level to the platform and waiting areas
- New concrete sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and bridge abutment repairs
- Rehabilitation of two transit track bridges
- Reuse of an old vault under the railroad bridges as the lobby area; the vault was built in the 1920s as a potential commuter rail station by the Van Sweringen brothers, who built the Terminal Tower and the Shaker Rapid
- Artistic lighting of the bridges leading to the station
- Installation of a terrazzo flooring with a leaf pattern design by local artist Susie Frazier
- Chandelier sculpture elements in the headhouse designed by artist Jennifer Cecere
- Italian poetry engraved into the lobby steps by artist Gabriella Mileti
- Residential areas, merchants and restaurants in the historic Little Italy neighborhood
- Feast of the Assumption
- Holy Rosary Church
- University Hospitals
- A growing housing market for professionals who live in University Circle
- The flourishing Uptown development on Euclid Avenue, between Mayfield Road and East 117th Street. The New York Times has called it “the new downtown” for its world-class array of cultural and culinary destinations.
- From this station, you can also transfer to a Circle Link shuttle bus, and visit many sites around University Circle.