Avalon (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Avalon
RTA light rail station
Station statistics
Address 17400 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°28′0″N 81°33′33″W / 41.46667°N 81.55917°W / 41.46667; -81.55917Coordinates: 41°28′0″N 81°33′33″W / 41.46667°N 81.55917°W / 41.46667; -81.55917
Line(s)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 95 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened April 11, 1920
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
Blue Line
toward Warrensville

Avalon is a station stop on the RTA Blue Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the intersection of Avalon Road and Van Aken Boulevard in Shaker Heights.

The station comprises two side platforms, the westbound platform east of the intersection, and the eastbound platform west of the intersection, with a small shelter on the westbound platform and two small shelters on the eastbound platform. Diagonal parking is provided on both sides of Van Aken Boulevard adjacent to the westbound platform and off westbound Van Aken adjacent to the eastbound platform.

History[edit]

The station opened on April 11, 1920 with the initiation of rail service by the Cleveland Interurban Railroad on what is now Van Aken Boulevard from Lynnfield Road to Shaker Square and then to East 34th Street and via surface streets to downtown.[2]

In 1980 and 1981, the Green and Blue Lines were completely renovated with new track, ballast, poles and wiring, and new stations were built along the line. The renovated line along Van Aken Boulevard opened on October 30, 1981.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide, June 2007, p. 29.
  2. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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