Aug 23, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is happy to announce the re-opening of the Red Line from the Airport to Tower City beginning with the start of service on Monday, August 26.

The Red Line had been closed between the Airport and the West Blvd. station since May 30, 2019, due to the need to repair and stabilize the S-Curve retaining wall on the Red Line’s West Side.  RTA had been running replacement bus service between those stops.

RTA contractors and engineers installed 75 steel beam frames to stabilize approximately 300 feet of the retaining wall for the $1.3 million project. All final safety checks and testing will be completed this weekend, allowing for the return to service Monday morning.

“It was not an easy decision to close our rail line because of the inconvenience to our riders, but we had to put the safety of our customers first,” said RTA’s Interim CEO and General Manager, Floun’say Caver. “We want to thank our riders for their patience, and we look forward to serving them again with the service they’ve come to depend on every day and for special events.”

Please visit for the Red Line service schedule.

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