|Above: YouTubeCA video - The Subway/Metro Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio 2019 - Length: 10:12 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - The LightRail in Cleveland, Ohio 2019 - Length: 9:50 mins.|
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Operator: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
|B||Blue Line||Tower City - E 55th St. - Shaker Sq. - Warrensville|
|G||Green Line||Tower City - E 55th St. - Shaker Sq. - Green Rd.|
|W||Waterfront Line||Tower City - South Harbor|
RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE
|R||Red Line||Airport - West Park - W 65th Lorain - Tower City - E 55th St. - Cedar University - East Cleveland|
The route letters used above are of an indicative nature only, and are not used by the operator.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light rail: 29 km.
- Rapid transit: 31 km.
- Streetcars (traditional): (horse-powered) 5 Sept. 1860 - 1892; (steam): 1 Sept. 1868 - July 1882; (electric) 26 July 1894 - 23 Jan. 1954.
- Light rail: 17 Dec. 1913 - today.
- Cable cars: 17 Dec. 1890 - 15 Dec. 1901.
- Interurbans: 1895 - 15 May 1938.
- Streetcars & interurbans: 1435 mm.
- Canfield, J. (ed.) "Electric railways of Northeastern Ohio" Central Electric Railfans' Association Bulletin 1965 (#108).
- Simons, V. "Cleveland: 1980s confidence justified" Tramways & Urban Transit. July 2010 (73: 87), p.255-257.
- Blue Line (Cleveland)
- Cleveland Railway (Ohio)
- Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
- Green Line (Cleveland)
- Lake Shore Electric Railway
- Red Line (Cleveland)
- RTA Light Rail Historic Route Maps
- RTA Rapid Transit
- Streetcars in Cleveland
- Waterfront Line
Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Cleveland system.
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