Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (GCRTA)
Puritas Station-West 150th Street Red Line Rapid Station
Construction continues on the new facility at the Puritas-West 150th Street Red Line Rapid Station. The interior work is underway while the exterior work is at 95% complete, February 2011. Estimated completion of new station is Spring 2011, groundbreaking was held May 27, 2009. This station will replace the original Puritas Station built in 1966 which is still in operation until the new station is complete and operational. The Puritas Station is in the top 5 in RTA ridership.
- A 2,500-square foot main entrance building with a brick grand foyer and a rounded portico outlined in sandstone
- A 30-foot tower that houses two elevators for ADA access, ADA Compliance
- A 130-foot bridge that brings passengers over the Rapid tracks to the boarding platform
- New bridge to replace existing tunnel - will be filled in once new station is in operation
- A smaller, secondary entrance on the residential West 154th Street
- New signage
- New parking lot
$11.6 M Total Project Cost
$6.3 M - Rail mod
$5.3 M- ARRA
"The Obama Administration's commitment to projects like the Puritas station will help ensure that Cleveland has access to safe, economical and efficient transportation while reducing America's dependence on fossil fuels," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Investing in Cleveland's transportation infrastructure continues to keep construction workers on the job and the city's economy moving forward."