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Operator RTA
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1955
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 60
Mileage 30.7 km
Gauge Std
Stations 18
Power Overhead
Fare Media Cash/Cards
Data Date 1996
1st Visit 3/2007
Last Visit 3/2007
% Rode 50%

Lake States Transit >Cleveland
Red Line


 The Red Line rapid is built to heavy rail standards with high level platforms, but uses overhead current collection. The line opened in the 1950's mostly along railroad rights-of-way. In the late 1960's this line was the first to link a city's airport with its downtown which it continues to do today.

The current cars are from Kinki-Sharyo. Trains are typically one or two car lengths, but 4 are possible. This line could handle so much more traffic then is currently serves. But it is a great way to go from the airport to the city!

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Airport bound train entering Brookpark (3/12/07) Same train at Brookpark (3/12/07)
Train on the center layup track at Tower City. (3/12/07) Airport bound train running through the Light Rail portion of Tower City station. (3/12/07)
Eastbound train leaving Tower City. (3/12/07) View Brookpark station from Parking lot. The platform on the right is not currently open, the platform in use is to the left. (3/12/07)
Tower city terminal building, formerly know as Cleveland Union Terminal. (3/12/07  

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