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10/18/2017



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Cleveland transit agency upgrades Lee-Shaker light-rail station


The renovation project began in October 2016.
Photo – Jerry Masek / GCRTA

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) yesterday marked the completion of a $1.7 million upgrade to its Lee-Shaker Station on the Green Line.

Schirmer Construction demolished the original platform and built a new one one with new waiting shelters. Crews also installed new lighting, signage, railings and a safety security system with cameras and emergency call boxes.

The station is now compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, GCRTA officials said in a press release.

"This station, as well as other recent renovations on both our light- and heavy-rail lines, are examples of RTA's significant investment in our robust rail infrastructure," said GCRTA Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Joe Calabrese.

The renovation project began in October 2016. The station remained open throughout the construction period.



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