- April 20, 1969: This Station was opened and celebrated as part of a four-mile extension of the heavy rail Red Line to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The Red Line opened in the 1950s.
- This historic extension to Hopkins was completed just 5 months earlier, Nov. 15, 1968, and was the first direct rail connection in the Western Hemisphere between a city center and an airport.
- Brookpark boasts the highest ridership station on the Red Line outside of Tower City. It serves 1,400 customers daily, with 60 percent travelling to work and 20 percent to school.
- With easy access to both I-480 and I-71, the Brookpark Station provides convenient connections to Downtown for commuters, and to Hopkins International Airport for workers and travelers.
- The station features more than 1,300 free parking spaces and is the favorite rail station for sports fans attending Cleveland Indians, Cavs and Browns games.
- Some 6.4 million riders use the Red Line each year. More than 750,000 customers were served by this station in 2016.
- The new station is fully ADA compliant and includes reconstruction of a tunnel connecting the east and west entrances, a new elevator core, the rail platform, and passenger waiting areas.
The $16.5 million project began in 2015. Completed in August 2017, it includes:
- New eastern and western entrances
- New platform and canopies
- A new entrance tunnel under the existing RTA and freight railroad tracks
- New landscaping and expansive sidewalks
- More comfortable passenger waiting areas, both inside and outside the station
- Enhanced security
- Additional lighting, security systems and cameras throughout the station and parking lots
- Use of green/sustainability design principles
- Convenient connections to the 22, 54, 78 and 86 bus routes
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