RTA making it easier to get to get around downtown this weekend

RTA making it easier to get to get around downtown this weekend

An additional Red Line rail is being put into service by the

this weekend.

RTA officials say extra transportation is needed for the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony and Watch party on Saturday, April 18 and for the Q for the Cavs game at 3 p.m. Sunday against the Celtics.

The idea is to allow Clevelanders to avoid Public Square and downtown traffic congestion. An All-Day pass to ride the train into the Tower City Station costs $5.

To get to the Q:

Enter the Walkway near the food court on Tower City's first floor. The enclosed walkway takes you straight to your seat at the Quicken Loans Arena. Extra Red Line rail service after the game will be sure to get you home.

To get to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 

Board the Waterfront Line at the Tower City Station, ride to the North Coast Harbor Station, and walk north on East Ninth Street. Service is every 15 minutes until 10:30 p.m., seven days a week. On weekends, board the free L-Line trolley at the Horseshoe Casino. It takes you directly to the Rock Hall. It operates from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The C-Line trolley serves Lakeside Avenue and East Ninth Street – a short walk from the Rock Hall. It operates Monday-Friday, from 7-11 p.m., and weekends, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Watch the ceremony

On Saturday, April 18, the Rock Hall will sponsor a watch party on several large indoor screens. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the ceremony is expected to begin at 8 p.m. at nearby Public Hall. The ceremony itself is sold out. Tickets for the watch party cost $22 each.

In an effort to ensure these two high profile events are safe and enjoyable for all, the City of Cleveland and our downtown area partners would like to provide the following information: 1)Put Your Junk in Your Trunk! Valuable items should not be left in the interior of a vehicle where others can see them. Even better is to place these items in the trunk prior to arriving at your destination. 2)Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area. 3)If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.


-East Mall Drive - North Bound Complete Road Closure from St. Clair Ave to Lakeside Ave (one way north bound).

-East 6th Street - Partial Road Closure – St. Clair Ave north to Penton parking garage.

-Lakeside Ave - Complete road closure from East 6th Street to Ontario Street. Access to Willard garage only on East 9th Street entrance.

Sunday – "No Parking" restrictions will be in place at the below areas

-Huron Rd – from Ontario St. to Prospect Ave.

-Prospect Ave – from Ontario St. To East 14th St.

-East 9th St. – from Euclid Ave. to Carnegie Ave.

-East 4th St. – from Prospect Ave. to Huron Rd.

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