Eaton (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Eaton
Cleveland Rapid Eaton station (11143036913).jpg
Eaton in late 2013.
Station statistics
Address 18500 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°28′43″N 81°33′00″W / 41.47861°N 81.55000°W / 41.47861; -81.55000Coordinates: 41°28′43″N 81°33′00″W / 41.47861°N 81.55000°W / 41.47861; -81.55000
Line(s) RTA Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 20, 1915
Rebuilt October 11, 1980
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
Green Line
toward Green Road

Eaton is a station stop on the RTA light rail Green Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the intersection of Eaton Road, Torrington Road and Shaker Boulevard (Ohio State Route 87) 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.

History[edit]

The station opened on May 20, 1915, when rail service on what is now Shaker Boulevard was extended from its previous terminus Fontenay Road two blocks west of here for 0.6 miles (1 km) east to Courtland Boulevard.[1] The rail line was built by Cleveland Interurban Railroad and initially operated by the Cleveland Railway.

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 Shaker Boulevard opened on October 11, 1980.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. pp. pp. 17–18. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  2. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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