Friday, April 30, 2010

Buses replace trains as Cleveland RTA upgrades crossings

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Buses replace trains as Cleveland RTA upgrades crossings | Railway Track & Structures

Because of extensive grade crossing work, shuttle buses will replace trains for several weekends on the light rail Blue and Green lines this spring. The lines are operated by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. During this time, workers will replace existing grade crossings, track and sidewalks with a new concrete crossing surface, asphalt road approaches, new track and new concrete sidewalks.

Transit riders will enjoy increased safety, while both transit riders and car drivers will appreciate a smoother ride.

Starting after the evening rush hour April 30 and continuing through May 13, work will shutdown on the Lynnfield Road crossing on the Blue Line. The crossing will be closed to auto traffic the entire time. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Shaker Square and the Warrensville Road station all along the Blue Line on the weekend of May 1-2.

Future Green Line crossings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

• The Coventry Road crossing will be closed to auto traffic from May 14-27. On May 15-16, it will be closed to rail traffic, and shuttle buses will replace trains.

• The Attleboro Road crossing will be closed to auto traffic June 4-17. On June 5-6, it will be closed to rail traffic and shuttle buses will replace trains.

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