Triskett station

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Triskett
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit station
Triskett Station from parking lot.jpg
General information
Location13405 Lakewood Heights Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio
Coordinates 41°27′58″N81°47′6″W / 41.46611°N 81.78500°W / 41.46611; -81.78500 Coordinates: 41°27′58″N81°47′6″W / 41.46611°N 81.78500°W / 41.46611; -81.78500
Owned by Greater Cleveland RTA
Line(s) Chicago Line (Norfolk Southern)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking669 free parking places [1]
plus 8 handicapped places
Disabled access Alternative Handicapped Accessible sign.svg Yes
Other information
Website Triskett Rapid Station
History
OpenedNovember 15, 1958;63 years ago (1958-11-15)
RebuiltAugust 15, 2000
Original company Cleveland Transit System
Services
Preceding station GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit Following station
West Park
toward Airport
Red Line West 117th–Madison
toward Windermere

Triskett is a station on the RTA Red Line in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located off Triskett Road between West 139th Street and Berea Road.

Contents

The station includes a large parking lot accessible from Triskett Road. Northwest of the parking lot is the Triskett bus garage, and the station is also accessible from Lakewood Heights Boulevard by driving past the Triskett garage. Despite the fact Interstate 90 passes directly over the Triskett garage, the station is not readily accessible from the freeway. To reach the station from Interstate 90, drivers must exit at West 140th Street, drive south to Triskett Road, east on Triskett Road, and then north on the access road to the station.

The station headhouse is located on the eastern side of the parking lot adjacent to the tracks and includes a bus loading area. The headhouse is connected to the platform by a bridge extending over the westbound track.

History

Signage on Lakewood Heights Boulevard Triskett Cleveland RTA station sign.jpg
Signage on Lakewood Heights Boulevard

The Cleveland Transit System Rapid Transit opened in 1955, but the line was not extended to Triskett station until 1958. The station opened on November 15, 1958, and the adjacent Triskett bus garage was opened at the same time. [2] As originally constructed the station lobby building was connected to the platform by a tunnel running under the westbound tracks.

In 1998, construction on a new renovated station began. [3] As part of the reconstruction, a new bridge was constructed to connect the station house and the platform, replacing the tunnel. The visibility provided by the bridge enhanced station security. On November 30, 2000, a grand opening celebration was held at the new $8.4 million station. [4]

Triskett station sign in 1966 19660807 01 CTS Rapid Transit Sign (8404469408) (2).jpg
Triskett station sign in 1966

Station layout

MMezzanineWalkway between station house and platform
P
Platform level
Street levelExit/entrance, station house, buses, parking
Chicago Line Norfolk Southern Railway
Westbound      Red Line toward Airport (West Park)
Island platform Alternative Handicapped Accessible sign.svg
Eastbound      Red Line toward Windermere (West 117th–Madison)
Chicago Line       Amtrak services do not stop here
      Amtrak services do not stop here →
      Amtrak services do not stop here →

Notable places nearby

Artwork

The station includes holographic glass panels on the bridge and windscreens on the platform created by artist Michael Hayden. [4]

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References

  1. 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide, June 2007, p. 29.
  2. "About RTA: History of Public Transit in Greater Cleveland". RTA Website. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  3. McIntyre, Michael K. (September 16, 1998). "RTA begins rebuilding Triskett Rd. rapid stop". The Plain Dealer . pp. 10B. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
  4. 1 2 "RTA's Triskett Station dedicated New station attractive and ADA-compliant" (Press release). Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. November 30, 2000. Retrieved 2007-06-10.