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RTA Red Line set to reopen Monday after lengthy repairs

Posted at 2:14 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 08:40:05-04

CLEVELAND — This coming Monday, RTA’s Red Line from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Tower City will reopen after undergoing repairs during the past several months.

RTA shut down the Red Line between Hopkins and the West Boulevard Station on May 30 for repairs.

According to RTA, 75 steel beam frames were installed to stabilize 300 feet of a retaining wall. The project cost around $1.3 million.

Final safety checks will be performed over the weekend so the route can reopen on Aug. 26.

“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.”