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RTA unveils new evening & weekend trolley service

12:47 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is expanding its trolley service with more hours and routes starting Monday, Sept. 10.

RTA is also launching a new business connection to the NineTwelve District (the area of East Ninth and East 12th streets) from the Municipal Parking Lot to the Gateway East Parking Garage, offering weekday commuter service.

Service on the new and extended lines remains free thanks to the support of several local sponsors and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). The expansion of this service was voted a top priority by more than 200 participants in the Positively Cleveland Tourism Summit in the fall of 2011.

- RTA's new "C-Line" (Convention & Casino Line) trolley combines major attractions from the B-Line and E-Line trolleys, offering service from 7-11 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on weekends. The C-Line connects the Horseshoe Casino and the future Medical Mart and Convention Center, with stops along the way at Playhouse Square, the East 4th Street entertainment district, the Warehouse District and seven major hotels.

- RTA's new "L-Line" (Lakefront Line) carries passengers from Public Square to some of the most popular destinations along the lakefront, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Bicentennial Park. The service runs from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on weekends.

- RTA's new "NineTwelve Line" is a weekday commuter service from the Municipal Parking Lot, Gateway East Parking Garage and businesses in the NineTwelve District. The service will run along East Ninth Street to the Gateway District during morning and afternoon rush hours, stopping at office buildings along the way. Catch the NineTwelve Line from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

RTA will continue to offer B-Line and E-Line trolley service on their current schedule, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Trolleys on the B-Line, C-Line and E-Line operate every 10 minutes. Trolleys on The L-Line and NineTwelve Line run every 15 minutes.

For detailed information on all trolley service, go to www.rideRTA.com/trolleys.

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