May 15, 2014
Work on the new Little Italy-University Circle Station is causing some of the service interruptions in June.

CLEVELAND -- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be making much-needed improvements and updates to its East Side Rapid lines in June. This means that parts of the system will be shut down for part of June and July, giving RTA and ODOT crews the time to work on a host of projects, including the Innerbelt, track upgrades and work at two stations -- Cedar-University and Little Italy-University Circle. Buses will serve customers during the closures.

Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8 and 14-15

Buses replace trains for ALL rail service east of Tower City (Blue, Green and Red), as ODOT crews remove steel bridge beams across RTA tracks. During these weekends:

Monday-Friday, June 9-13, and Monday-Saturday, June 16-21

During these two weeks:

Sunday, June 22, on-going construction work begins

  • Use the Red Line timetable dated June 22, 2014.
  • Red Line trains will operate between Hopkins Airport and the Cedar-University Station ONLY.
  • Rush-hour frequency will return to normal.
  • Red Line buses will serve Cedar-UniversityEast 120Superior and the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere.
  • Blue, Green and Waterfront Line trains will operate a normal schedule.
  • The completion date has not yet been finalized.

Customers with questions can call Customer Service at 216-621-9500 for an easier commute.

RTA provides quality, economic and safe public transportation via rail, bus and Paratransit throughout Cuyahoga County. Real-time information is available for all buses and trains. Check or call the RTAnswerline at 216-621-9500.

Media Contact: Mary Shaffer, Public Relations: 216-566-5211