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RTA's Waterfront Line service to expand
Downtown Cleveland development spurs need for the underused rail trolley
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Development in downtown Cleveland has breathed life into the Greater Cleveland RTA's Waterfront Line. The rail trolley was built in the mid-90s to shuttle revelers to and from the then-booming Flats entertainment district. But those bars and restaurants closed up and the service was curtailed.  RTA spokeswoman Mary Shaffer says that will change on May 30 with new office space and apartments now open on the East Bank.

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“Currently it only runs on the weekends due to a lack of activity. But, it’ll start running 7 days a week again as the new developments open and there are more people in the East Bank area.”

An East Bank entertainment district is also planned. The Waterfront Line has remained popular for getting get to Browns games and special events.

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