The East 55th Street Rapid Transit Station is one of three stations on the RTA system that provides service to both the heavy rail and light rail trains. This station also serves the RTA Rail Headquarters, the Rail Maintenance Facility and the Transit Police Facility. Nearly all of the transit operators begin their routes out of this station.
The new station, at street level, occupies the site of a former used car lot. It was critical to the community that this station be bold, daring, colorful and striking, setting a tone for new construction in the area for the 21st Century.