Weather, power outages prompt RTA to pause rail services

Weather, power outages prompt RTA to pause rail services
(Source: WOIO)

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Greater Cleveland RTA replaced its rail services with buses Wednesday evening, citing weather and power outages in the area.

Strong winds caused problems for communities in northeast Ohio throughout the day Wednesday.

Around 9:30 p.m., rail service resumed along the Red Line between Hopkins International Airport and Tower City.

Buses are expected to continue to replace trains on the east side on the Red, Blue, and Green lines east of Tower City until midnight.

Rail service is expected to be restored Thursday morning around 3 a.m., except for a previously scheduled fiber-optic cable project.

That project begins with the start of service Thursday until approximately noon.  During that time, buses will replace Red Line trains between Cedar-University and Windermere.  The 66R buses will pick up at all stations along that route and follow a schedule similar to the Red Line. However, customers should allow additional travel time, especially if making connections. Regular Red Line service will operate between Cedar-University and Cleveland Hopkins Airport during that time. Full Red Line service will be restored once the fiber-optic work is completed.

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