GCRTA officials cut a ribbon to officially open the new Brookpark Rapid Station near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Photo: Greater Cleveland RTA.

GCRTA officials cut a ribbon to officially open the new Brookpark Rapid Station near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Photo: Greater Cleveland RTA.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) celebrated the completed renovation of Brookpark Station on the Red Line with a ribbon cutting.

The $16.5 million project began in 2015 and involved a complex new structure, including a new tunnel under the existing RTA and freight railroad tracks that connects the east and west entrances.

The renovated station features expansive sidewalks and entrances, new landscaping, interior and exterior waiting areas, and new signage with real-time information on train arrivals. The station also has additional lightning, cameras, and security systems, as well as additional emergency call boxes in the station and parking lots.

Nichole Neal of the FTA office in Chicago speaks at the new Brookpark station. Photo: Greater Cleveland RTA.

Nichole Neal of the FTA office in Chicago speaks at the new Brookpark station. Photo: Greater Cleveland RTA.

RTA serves more than 750,000 customers each year at Brookpark. 200 trains each day arrive and depart from the station, and draw more customers from around the region than any other rail station, including Lorain and Medina counties.

As part of the renovation, RTA is currently resurfacing the west lot, and crews renovated the east lot prior to construction. In total, the Brookpark Station provides 1,300 parking spaces.

The Brookpark Station is the second last West Side stop on the Red Line, just before the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Station. It is located on the border of the City of Cleveland and the City of Brook Park.

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